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July 23, 1960

ORCHITIS AS A COMPLICATION OF INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEOSIS

Author Affiliations

Grand Forks, N. D.

From the departments of medicine and pathology, University of North Dakota School of Medicine, the Grand Forks Clinic, and the Valley Medical Associates.

JAMA. 1960;173(12):1348-1349. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.73020300002019a

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Abstract

Infectious mononucleosis is a common disease occurring mostly in the younger age groups. The disorder is well known for its protean manifestations. This report describes a complication, orchitis, which to our knowledge has not been previously reported.

Report of a Case  A 29-year-old man was admitted to Deaconess Hospital on March 1, 1959, having noted the onset of general malaise two weeks before admission. One week later he suddenly developed chills, followed by fever, profuse sweating, and a severe frontal headache. The patient retired to bed at home where the paroxysm of chills and fever recurred several times daily, associated with a severe frontal headache, a dry, nonproductive cough, gradual loss of appetite, diarrhea of five to six semiformed, clay-colored stools daily, and excessively dark urine. Four days before admission his testes became sore, and over the succeeding three days they became grossly swollen and so tender that he could

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