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Infectious mononucleosis due to Epstein Barr virus infection presenting as life threatening thrombocytopenic bleeding

Infectious mononucleosis due to Epstein Barr virus infection presenting as life threatening... Acute onset transient thrombocytopenia is a known complication of infectious mononucleosis due to Epstein Barr virus infection. Infectious mononucleosis presenting with severe thrombocytopenia resulting in life threatening bleeding is rare, and may cause diagnostic confusion with more sinister conditions like acute leukemia. We report one such case of severe bleeding in association with Epstein Barr virus infection in a previously healthy adolescent girl and discuss the possible mechanisms of thrombocytopenia in infectious mononucleosis. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases IOS Press

Infectious mononucleosis due to Epstein Barr virus infection presenting as life threatening thrombocytopenic bleeding

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IOS Press
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 by IOS Press, Inc
ISSN
1305-7707
eISSN
1305-7693
DOI
10.3233/JPI-140438
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Abstract

Acute onset transient thrombocytopenia is a known complication of infectious mononucleosis due to Epstein Barr virus infection. Infectious mononucleosis presenting with severe thrombocytopenia resulting in life threatening bleeding is rare, and may cause diagnostic confusion with more sinister conditions like acute leukemia. We report one such case of severe bleeding in association with Epstein Barr virus infection in a previously healthy adolescent girl and discuss the possible mechanisms of thrombocytopenia in infectious mononucleosis.

Journal

Journal of Pediatric Infectious DiseasesIOS Press

Published: Jan 1, 2014

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