CORNELIUS J. DOORENBOS, M.D.; JOS W.M. VAN DER MEER, M.D.; D. ZANEN, M.D.
To the editor: Persistent Epstein-Barr virus infection has been proposed as a possible cause of chronic illness and fatigue (1-4). Recurrent or persistent symptoms include pharyngitis, lymphadenopathy, fever, headaches, arthralgia, fatigue, depression, and myalgia (1-3). The diagnosis is made from the clinical picture and the persistence of high titers against the viral-capsid and early antigens, in the absence of another diagnosis.
In June 1985, a 34-year-old white man was admitted to our hospital with a presumptive diagnosis of persistent Epstein-Barr virus infection. In December 1983 he was seen in the outpatient department of another hospital because of an attack of
CORNELIUS J. DOORENBOS, JOS W.M. VAN DER MEER, D. ZANEN. Epstein-Barr Virus Infection and Hodgkin's Disease. Ann Intern Med. 1986;104:890. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-6-890_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(6):890.
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