RAY G. COWLEY; JOHN E. MYERS JR.
Infectious mononucleosis is a relatively benign disease of unknown etiology, marked clinical variability, and, in the military, of special significance because of the large number of man-hours lost in every case. Despite the multitude of agents used at one time or another in its treatment (1) none have been practical, and only the adrenal cortical steroids and ACTH have been found to be effective. It is generally accepted that these 2 agents should be reserved for the rare seriously ill patient (1-6).
In 1958 Cronk and Naumann reported the simultaneous clinical remission of both vivax malaria and infectious mononucleosis in
COWLEY RG, MYERS JE. Chloroquine in the Treatment of Infectious Mononucleosis. Ann Intern Med. ;57:937–945. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-57-6-937
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;57(6):937-945.
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