CHARLES M. SHAPIRO, M.D.; HARVEY HORWITZ, M.D.
The occurrence of infectious mononucleosis in patients over 60 years of age has been reported in only four cases.1-3 The many nonspecific symptoms of individuals in this age group may further complicate the diagnosis of this disease
which, in itself, has protean manifestations. The diagnosis rests on hematologic and immunologic data. Recently we had the opportunity to observe an elderly female who proved to have infectious mononucleosis. It is the purpose of this paper to report her case and to review the relevant literature.
A 77 year old Caucasian female was admitted to Michael Reese Hospital on April
SHAPIRO CM, HORWITZ H. INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEOSIS IN THE AGED1. Ann Intern Med. ;51:1092–1097. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-5-1092
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;51(5):1092-1097.
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