Sudden Death Due to Spontaneous Rupture of the Spleen from Infectious Mononucleosis

    Volume 25, Issue 1 (January 1980)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1980

    Page Count: 5


    Mason, JM
    Associate professor of pathology and assistant professor of pathology, University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences, Memphis,

    Bell, JS
    Associate professor of pathology and assistant professor of pathology, University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences, Memphis,

    (Received 10 April 1979; accepted 28 May 1979)

    Abstract

    An 18-year-old white male showing no external signs of trauma was discovered dead in his bathroom. A ten-day history of illness resulting in symptomatic treatment for viremia one day before death was elicited. Autopsy revealed splenic rupture, massive peritoneal hemorrhage, and atypical lymphocytes. Laboratory tests on postmortem samples confirmed the diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis.


    Paper ID: JFS10930J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10930J

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    Title Sudden Death Due to Spontaneous Rupture of the Spleen from Infectious Mononucleosis
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