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Infectious Mononucleosis: Neurologic and EEG Findings.

R. G. Schnell, M.D.; P. J. Dyck, M.D.; E. J. W. Bowie, M.D.; and D. W. Klass, M.D.
Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(5):913-914. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-63-5-913_3
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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


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