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Clinical features, pathological findings and outcome of children admitted to a tertiary care paediatric hospital with Epstein-Barr virus infection

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Abu Bakkar Siddique ,

Chittaranjan Seva Sadan, India, IN
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Kallol Bose,

Chittaranjan Seva Sadan, India, IN
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Sudip Saha,

Chittaranjan Seva Sadan, India, IN
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Kallol Das,

Chittaranjan Seva Sadan, India, IN
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Chanchal Kumar Kundu,

Chittaranjan Seva Sadan, India, IN
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Chittaranjan Seva Sadan, India
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Sutapa Ganguly,

Chittaranjan Seva Sadan, India, IN
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Piyashi Mondal

Chittaranjan Seva Sadan, India, IN
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Abstract

Introduction: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection most commonly manifests as acute infectious mononucleosis but is usually asymptomatic.

Objective: To describe the clinical features, pathological findings and outcome of children admitted to a tertiary care paediatric hospital with EBV infection.

Method: The study group included children who were admitted with various presentations of EBV such as dengue like illness, prolonged fever, myocarditis, encephalitis and haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) over the last 3 years.

Results: In our study, 16 (45.7%) children had a dengue like illness, 5 (14.3%) had myocarditis, 1 (2.9%) had HLH, 2 (5.7%) had encephalitis and 11 (31.4%) had prolonged fever. 

Conclusions: Dengue like illness and prolonged fever were the 2 most frequent presentations of EBV infection.

Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2017; 46(3): 243-247

How to Cite: Siddique, A.B. et al., (2017). Clinical features, pathological findings and outcome of children admitted to a tertiary care paediatric hospital with Epstein-Barr virus infection. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health. 46(3), pp.243–247. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljch.v46i3.8326
Published on 05 Sep 2017.
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