Upper airway obstruction in infectious mononucleosis

Glynn, F. J., Mackle, T. and Kinsella, J. (2007) Upper airway obstruction in infectious mononucleosis. European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 14(1), pp. 41-42. 17198326. (doi:10.1097/01.mej.0000224431.36376.71)

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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.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kinsella, Professor John
Authors: Glynn, F. J., Mackle, T., and Kinsella, J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:European Journal of Emergency Medicine
Publisher:Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
ISSN (Online):1473-5695

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