NORMAN LARUE ANDERSON, M.D.; ROBERT HUMBER COX, M.D.
The following case report is presented not only because it is, we believe, the first reported case of infectious mononucleosis following a known skin lesion, but also because it may offer additional evidence concerning the nature of the disease.
The patient was a 27 year old white male physician living in a rural community. On September 14, 1942, he noted a small, slightly tender indurated area on the skin covering the lower internal aspect of the right tibia. This area was surrounded by an ecchymotic zone measuring about 4 cm. in diameter. The patient did not remember the
ANDERSON NL, COX RH. INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEOSIS: A CASE FOLLOWING A SKIN ABRASION ON THE RIGHT LEG, AND INVOLVING ONLY THE RIGHT INGUINAL LYMPH NODES1. Ann Intern Med. ;22:118–121. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-22-1-118
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