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Acute hepatitis due to infectious mononucleosis
  1. Robin G Manappallil1,
  2. Neena Mampilly2 and
  3. Blessy Josphine1
  1. 1 Department of Internal Medicine, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala, India
  2. 2 Department of Pathology, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Robin G Manappallil, drrobingeorgempl{at}


The syndrome of infectious mononucleosis is commonly seen with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. It may cause acute hepatitis, which is usually self-limiting and characterised by mildly elevated liver enzymes, but rarely jaundice. The patient being reported showcases EBV infection with jaundice, which is an uncommon scenario.

  • Infectious mononucleosis
  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • hepatitis

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  • Contributors RGM: concept and design of case report, reviewed the literature, manuscript preparation, revision of manuscript and treating physician. NM: critical revision of manuscript and pathologist. BJ: medicine resident in-charge.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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