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September 3, 1973

Agranulocytosis Following Infectious Mononucleosis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Hematology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

JAMA. 1973;225(10):1235-1236. doi:10.1001/jama.1973.03220380047012

Two patients had agranulocytosis complicating infectious mononucleosis. Agranulocytosis appears to be an infrequent, self-limited complication of this primary disease. The differential diagnosis of agranulocytosis should include infectious mononucleosis, particularly in a young person.