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
DOORENBOS CJ, VAN DER MEER JW, ZANEN D. 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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