ERKKI KLEMOLA, M.D.
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Although primary cytomegalovirus infection usually occurs in childhood, serological investigations show that primary infection with this virus or activation of latent infection is common in adults too (1, 2). Most infections in adults are clinically inapparent. In contrast to earlier assumptions, at present there is good evidence that even in previously healthy adults cytomegalovirus infection can occasionally give rise to a great variety of clinical symptoms.
In this issue Jordan and others (p. 153) report interesting clinical and laboratory observations on nine patients with "spontaneous" cytomegalovirus mononucleosis, who had no history of pre-illness blood transfusions or surgery. This syndrome, first
KLEMOLA E. Cytomegalovirus Infection in Previously Healthy Adults. Ann Intern Med. 1973;79:267–268. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-2-267
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(2):267-268.
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