Infectious mononucleosis progressing of fatal malignant lymphoma: A case report and review of the literature

C. Kobbervig, D. Norback, B. Kahl

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Abstract

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection is nearly ubiquitous. While most primary EBV infections are mild and self-limited, occasional patients will develop severe complications of infectious mononucleosis (IM). Potentially fatal complications include fulminant hepatic failure, virus associated hemophagocytic syndrome and lymphoproliferative disorders. We report the case of an apparently immunocompetent 21-year-old woman with IM that progressed within weeks from a polyclonal B cell proliferation to a fatal B cell lymphoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1215-1221
Number of pages7
JournalLeukemia and Lymphoma
Volume44
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2003

Keywords

  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • Fatal infectious mononucleosis
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoproliferative disorders

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