A patient with infectious mononucleosis developed a generalized maculopapular eruption after taking ampicillin trihydrate by mouth for eight days. This type of eruption occurs in most patients with infectious mononucleosis who are treated with ampicillin. Thus if a patient suspected of having infectious mononucleosis needs antibiotic therapy, ampicillin should be avoided.
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