False positive immunoglobulin M antibody to cytomegalovirus in child with infectious mononucleosis caused by Epstein-Barr virus infection

Min Park Jee, Il Shin Jae, Seung Lee Jae, Ho Jang Young, Hun Kim Sung, Hyuk Lee Kang, Hoon Lee Chang

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A 16-month-old boy was admitted because of cough that had lasted for 10 days. The patient showed severe hepatomegaly incidentally, and dual positivity of Immunoglobulin (Ig) M to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) viral capsid antigen (VCA) and cytomegalovirus (CMV). On the basis of seroconversion to Epstein-Barr nuclear antigen (EBNA) Ig G positivity and reduced CMV Ig M titer with persistently negative CMV Ig G, a definite diagnosis of EBV-induced infectious mononucleosis was established 1 year 2 month later.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)713-716
Number of pages4
JournalYonsei medical journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct 1


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