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November 1977

Spontaneous Cytomegalovirus Mononucleosis With Conjunctivitis

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine and Microbiology, Michael Reese Medical Center, Chicago, affiliated with the Division of Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine of the University of Chicago.

Arch Intern Med. 1977;137(11):1631-1632. doi:10.1001/archinte.1977.03630230099029

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) was isolated from the conjuctiva of a patient with mild unilateral catarrhal conjunctivitis associated with the typical clinical features of CMV mononucleosis syndrome in a previously healthy adult. The diagnosis was confirmed by a marked rise in the complement fixation antibody titers. Prospective studies are needed to determine the frequency of conjunctival involvement in CMV mononucleosis and the relation, if any, to sporadic cases of conjunctivitis.

(Arch Intern Med 137:1631-1632, 1977)

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