Splenic Infarct: A Rare Presentation in a Pediatric Patient

  • Palla Bhattarai The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn NY, The United States of America.
  • Louidson Pierr The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn NY, The United States of America.
  • Adebayo Adeyinka The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn NY, The United States of America.
  • Swayam Sadanandan The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn NY, The United States of America.
Keywords: infectious mononucleosis; splenic infarct.

Abstract

A previously healthy 16-year-old male presented with a two day history of persistent epigastric pain. His physical examination was significant for tenderness in the left hypochondriac region with a palpable spleen 2cm below the left sub-costal margin. A CT scan of the abdomen showed a splenic infarct. Heterophile and EBV VCA IgM antibody test were positive. This is a rare case of infectious mononucleosis presenting with splenic infarct in an adolescent male without comorbidities. 

Keywords: infectious mononucleosis; splenic infarct.

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Published
2014-12-31
How to Cite
Bhattarai, P., Pierr, L., Adeyinka, A., & Sadanandan, S. (2014). Splenic Infarct: A Rare Presentation in a Pediatric Patient. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 52(196), 1017-1019. https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.2805
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Case Reports