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November 1973

Pericarditis as the Only Manifestation of Infectious Mononucleosis

Author Affiliations

New York
From the Department of Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.

Am J Dis Child. 1973;126(5):662-663. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1973.02110190534015

In a case of infectious mononucleosis the first and only symptoms were those of acute pericarditis. A careful diagnostic survey is most important in each instance of "nonspecific" idiopathic pericarditis, including serial heterophil tests for infectious mononucleosis.