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Cytomegalovirus Mononucleosis in Chinese Infants
  1. W. Y. Lui,
  2. W. K. Chang


    Two Chinese infants had cytomegalovirus inclusion disease presenting as persistent pneumonia and thrombocytopenic purpura, respectively. Both had lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, pneumonia, and more than 14% atypical lymphocytes in the peripheral blood at some stage of the disease. The Paul-Bunnell reactions were serially negative. A clinical picture simulating infectious mononucleosis, including the presence of a high percentage of atypical lymphocytes in the peripheral blood, but serially negative Paul-Bunnell reactions, may be one of the many manifestations of cytomegalovirus inclusion disease in infancy and childhood.

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