hepatitis(Epstein-Barr virus)

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Infection with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) produces jaundice in 10-15% of cases. Hepatomegaly may be accompanied by pharyngitis, lymphadenopathy and splenomegaly.

Diagnosis is confirmed by atypical blood lymphocytes and a positive monospot test. Note that a monospot test may be falsely positive in hepatitis A infection.

Chronic liver disease does not occur.

Last reviewed 01/2018