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Upper airway obstruction in infectious mononucleosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17198326     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Patients with infectious mononucleosis caused by the Epstein-Barr virus frequently present to the accident and emergency department. The most common presenting symptoms are fever, fatigue, odynophagia and malaise. Although significant airway compromise is rare and occurs in an estimated 1-3.5% of cases, it may present as a potentially life-threatening situation demanding immediate intervention. We present two such cases and discuss their management.
Fergal John Glynn; Tara Mackle; John Kinsella
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0969-9546     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-01     Completed Date:  2007-04-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9442482     Medline TA:  Eur J Emerg Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Department, Meath/Adelaide Hospital Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Airway Obstruction / etiology,  therapy*
Deglutition Disorders / etiology
Herpesvirus 4, Human / immunology,  isolation & purification
Infectious Mononucleosis / complications*,  diagnosis
Intubation, Intratracheal

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