J Pediatr Infect Dis 2013; 08(02): 097-099
DOI: 10.3233/JPI-130387
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart – New York

Primary Epstein-Barr virus infection in a 40-day-old infant

Soroosh Aminolsharieh Najafi
a  Taleghani Pediatrics Center, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran
,
Mona Tafreshi
a  Taleghani Pediatrics Center, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran
,
Reyhaneh Hasheminejad
a  Taleghani Pediatrics Center, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran
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17 March 2013

29 July 2013

Publication Date:
28 July 2015 (online)

Abstract

Most cases of primary Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection during infancy and early childhood are mild or subclinical; therefore, the diagnosis of an EBV infection is not performed easily in this age group. Infectious mononucleosis (IM) is rarely reported during infancy. We report a 40-day-old infant with cervical node enlargement, cough, and coryza symptoms who was finally identified as having a case of primary IM based on the patient's clinical features and serological tests.