ROBERT J. HOAGLAND
To the Editor: The December 1965 issue of the ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE contains an article "A Syndrome Resembling Infectious Mononucleosis After Splenectomy for Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura." The authors reported that 3 of 34 patients who had splenectomy for the above disorder (in the decade 1955 to 1965) became ill 21 to 24 days after splenectomy. They stated: "There would seem to be little doubt that the cases reported herein represent true instances of infectious mononucleosis"; I concur in their belief.
The purpose of this communication is to point out that in 1955, in an article stating the methods of
HOAGLAND RJ. TRANSMISSION OF MONONUCLEOSIS. Ann Intern Med. ;64:720. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-3-720
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(3):720.
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