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A persistent sore throat

BMJ 2023; 382 doi: (Published 07 September 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;382:e074870
  1. Takanori Yamaguchi, assistant professor,
  2. Kei Suzuki, professor
  1. Department of Infectious Diseases, Mie University Hospital, Mie, Japan
  1. Correspondence to K Suzuki keis{at}

This man in his 30s had a sore throat for two months and was initially thought to have viral pharyngitis. He then developed fever and enlarged, painful cervical lymph nodes. On examination, white …

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