What are complications associated with infectious mononucleosis (mono)?

Updated: Sep 20, 2018
  • Author: Burke A Cunha, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Extreme enlargement of the tonsils may result in airway obstruction (see Medical Care).

Encephalitis and myocarditis are rare complications.

Splenic rupture is a rare, but potentially lethal, complication of EBV infectious mononucleosis.

Rare patients with EBV infectious mononucleosis develop lymphoma.


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