ERIC Number: EJ644087
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Infectious Mononucleosis: Ensuring a Safe Return to Sport.
MacKnight, John M.
Physician and Sportsmedicine, v30 n1 p27-28,30,32,34,41 Jan 2002
Clinical properties of infectious mononucleosis include prolonged fatigue, spleen enlargement and fragility, and risk for spleen rupture. Sports medicine practitioners must recognize and manage these clinical features and promote safe, timely return of athletes to sports. Safeguarding against splenic injury and minimizing the duration of symptomatic illness are essential in making decisions about disqualification from sport and resumption of participation. (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles
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