Title

Infectious mononucleosis

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Pediatrics; Program in Molecular Medicine

Publication Date

2010-05-27

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Adolescent; Adrenal Cortex Hormones; Antibodies, Viral; Antiviral Agents; Diagnosis, Differential; Female; *Herpesvirus 4, Human; Humans; *Infectious Mononucleosis; Male; Pharyngitis; Streptococcal Infections; Streptococcus pyogenes

Disciplines

Immunology and Infectious Disease | Pediatrics

Abstract

This Journal feature begins with a case vignette highlighting a common clinical problem. Evidence supporting various strategies is then presented, followed by a review of formal guidelines, when they exist. The article ends with the authors' clinical recommendations. The case: A 16-year-old, previously healthy girl presents with a several-day history of fever, sore throat, and malaise. She appears very tired and has a temperature of 39°C. A physical examination is remarkable for diffuse pharyngeal erythema with moderately enlarged tonsils and the presence of several enlarged, tender anterior and posterior cervical lymph nodes. How should this case be managed?

DOI of Published Version

10.1056/NEJMcp1001116

Source

N Engl J Med. 2010 May 27;362(21):1993-2000. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

The New England journal of medicine

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

20505178

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