Practice Observed

Practice Research: Is the serological diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis always necessary?

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1983; 287 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.287.6400.1187 (Published 22 October 1983) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1983;287:1187
  1. D O Ho-Yen

    Abstract

    Clinical and serological data from 100 patients who had a Downey lymphocytosis of ≥ 40% of all white cells were assessed over three years. All had clinical evidence of infectious mononucleosis, suggesting that Downey lymphocytosis of ≥ 40% is specific for the illness.