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Possible infectious causes of spontaneous splenic rupture: a case report.
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PMID:  25433804     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous atraumatic splenic rupture is a rare but dramatic occurrence that is most commonly attributed to infection or neoplasia. Deciphering the etiology can be challenging with many cases remaining unclear despite full investigation.
CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a previously healthy and immunocompetent 52-year-old Caucasian woman with a remote history of clinically diagnosed infectious mononucleosis who experienced sudden atraumatic splenic rupture after an untreated stray cat bite.
CONCLUSIONS: The differential diagnosis for atraumatic splenic rupture, specifically its infectious causes, is reviewed. Key clinical and laboratory findings that differentiate Bartonella henselae infection and Epstein-Barr virus reinfection are reviewed.
Authors:
Grace Y Lam; Adrienne K Chan; Jeff E Powis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-11-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical case reports     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1752-1947     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Case Rep     Publication Date:  2014 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-11-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-1    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101293382     Medline TA:  J Med Case Rep     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  396     Citation Subset:  -    
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