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Clinical Characteristics of Primary Epstein-Barr Virus Infections in Korea
Baek-Nam Kim, M.D.1, Yee Gyung Kwak, M.D.1, Chi-Sook Moon, M.D.1 Eu-Suk Kim, M.D.2, Sang-Won Park, M.D.3 and Chang-Seop Lee, M.D.4
Department of Internal Medicine1, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan Department of Internal Medicine2, Dongguk University College of Medicine, Goyang Department of Internal Medicine3, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan Department of Internal Medicine4, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea
Vol.39 Num.6 (p304~306)
In this study, the clinical features of 264 patients of primary Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection between the years of 2002-2006 were evaluated retrospectively. The median age of the patients was 6 years old (0-69), and the hospitalization rate was 78.0%. Fever (83.3%) and sore throat (50.4%) were the most common symptoms. Cervical lymphadenopathy (71.2%), tonsillitis (51.1%), splenomegaly (26.1 %), hepatomegaly (25.8%), rash (10.2%) and jaundice (1.5%) were observed. Cervical lymphadenopathy was less frequent in older age groups. The annual number of primary EBV infections according to the age group during the study period did not change significantly in this study.
Keywords : Epstein-Barr virus infections