What is the prognosis of splenic rupture in Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infectious mononucleosis (mono)?

Updated: Sep 20, 2018
  • Author: Burke A Cunha, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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If splenic rupture is recognized and expeditiously treated surgically, the prognosis is good.

Patients with EBV infectious mononucleosis who become asplenic as the result of splenic rupture and/or surgical removal should be treated as other patients with asplenia.


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