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Yonsei Med J. 2009 Oct 31;50(5):713-6. doi: 10.3349/ymj.2009.50.5.713. Epub 2009 Oct 21.

False positive immunoglobulin m antibody to cytomegalovirus in child with infectious mononucleosis caused by epstein-barr virus infection.

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Department of Pediatrics, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea. cpr1@medigate.net

Abstract

A 16-month-old boy was admitted because of cough that had lasted for 10 days. The patient showed severe hepatomegaly incidentally, and dual positivity of Immunoglobulin (Ig) M to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) viral capsid antigen (VCA) and cytomegalovirus (CMV). On the basis of seroconversion to Epstein-Barr nuclear antigen (EBNA) Ig G positivity and reduced CMV Ig M titer with persistently negative CMV Ig G, a definite diagnosis of EBV-induced infectious mononucleosis was established 1 year 2 month later.

KEYWORDS:

Epstein-Barr virus; Hepatomegaly; cytomegalovirus

PMID:
19881978
PMCID:
PMC2768249
DOI:
10.3349/ymj.2009.50.5.713
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