CHARLES R. REAM, M.D.; JOHN W. HESSING, M.D.
Although infectious mononucleosis is a fairly common disease, central nervous system involvement occurs in only 0.7 to 1.0% of cases.1, 2 Encephalitis as a complication has been reported to date in only 15 cases.3 Since the neurologic features may be so outstanding on occasion, the primary disease process may remain obscure for some time. It is the purpose of this communication to report another case of infectious mononucleosis encephalitis ushered in by psychotic manifestations.
This was the first Queens General Hospital admission of a 22 year old white female airline stewardess, who entered the hospital on January
REAM CR, HESSING JW. INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEOSIS ENCEPHALITIS: CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. ;41:1231–1236. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-6-1231
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