0
ARTICLE |

Structural and Functional Abnormalities of Liver in Infectious Mononucleosis

ZACHARY M. KILPATRICK, MC
Arch Intern Med. 1966;117(1):47-53. doi:10.1001/archinte.1966.03870070061008.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

HEPATIC functional impairment in infectious mononucleosis is nearly universal1,2 and histologic changes in the liver are regularly encountered.3-6 To this time, no study correlating the extent of altered structure and functional abnormalities has appeared. This study presents such a correlation and describes the findings which suggest that the degree of abnormality in certain liver-function tests in infectious mononucleosis is well correlated with the extent of accumulation of mononuclear round cells in the lobular sinusoids.

Materials and Methods  Twenty military patients were admitted to the hospital with the diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis between September 1962 and April 1963. Each had the characteristic clinical picture, atypical lymphocytes in the peripheral blood and diagnostic heterophil titers and adsorption studies.7 Liver-function studies were performed in each case and were repeated at weekly intervals. These included total and one-minute bilirubin, serum alkaline phosphatase (SAP),8 serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (SGPT),9sulfobromophthalein retention (BSP),10 cephalin cholesterol flocculation,

Topics

Sign In to Access Full Content

Don't have Access?

Register and get free email Table of Contents alerts, saved searches, PowerPoint downloads, CME quizzes, and more

Subscribe for full-text access to content from 1998 forward and a host of useful features

Activate your current subscription (AMA members and current subscribers)

Purchase Online Access to this article for 24 hours

First Page Preview

View Large
/>
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).
Submit a Comment

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign In to Access Full Content

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();