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
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HOAGLAND RJ. TRANSMISSION OF MONONUCLEOSIS. Ann Intern Med. 1966;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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