ROBERT J. HOAGLAND, M.D.; HENRY M. HENSON, M.D.
Since splenic rupture is a rare complication of mononucleosis, knowledge of the incidence of this complication is gained only as cases are reported. Details of the clinical course of patients with ruptured spleen are often lacking because many cases have been recorded by pathologists, who are unlikely to have personal knowledge of such details.
Review of the two cases to be described, and also of some published case reports, suggested that early manifestations of splenic rupture were unrecognized. In one instance1 a patient hospitalized with a diagnosis of mononucleosis later went into shock and died of a ruptured spleen, yet
HOAGLAND RJ, HENSON HM. SPLENIC RUPTURE IN INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;46:1184–1191. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-6-1184
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(6):1184-1191.
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