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Infectious mononucleosis

Reviewer: Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 21 October 2012, last major update August 2012
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● Infection with Epstein-Barr virus; associated with marked lymphoid hyperplasia in appendix accompanied by small lymphoid cells and immunoblasts resembling Reed-Sternberg cells (Arch Pathol Lab Med 1993;117:269, Arch Pathol Lab Med 1985;109:680)
● Usually self limited, but may cause death

Differential diagnosis

● Lymphocytes may be atypical, resemble Reed-Sternberg cells or other lymphoma

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