R. G. Schnell, M.D.; P. J. Dyck, M.D.; E. J. W. Bowie, M.D.; D. W. Klass, M.D.
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From 1950 to 1963 a diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis was made in 1,285 cases at the Mayo Clinic. This is a review of 13 cases with nervous system involvement that had detailed neurologic evaluation and met the hematologic, serologic, and clinical requirements for a diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis. This group included 11 males and 2 females with an age range of 11 to 25 years.
Of 13 cases, 8 had an acute meningo-encephalomyelitis of short duration characterized by headache, fever, stiff neck, delirium, and confusion. Additional manifestations in some included combative and irrational behavior, seizures, papilledema, and signs of cerebellar
Schnell RG, Dyck PJ, Bowie EJW, Klass DW. Infectious Mononucleosis: Neurologic and EEG Findings.. Ann Intern Med. ;63:913–914. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-5-913_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(5):913-914.
Infectious Disease, Neurology, Seizure Disorders.
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