Last updated on March 2019

The Use of Point-of-Care Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Acute Infectious Mononucleosis in the Emergency Department


Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is to determine if splenomegaly on point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is an accurate and user-friendly surrogate to the heterophile antibody test and Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) serologies to diagnose acute mononucleosis infection in patients presenting with sore throat to the Emergency Department (ED).

Detailed Study Description

The investigators seek to determine whether the presence of splenomegaly on POCUS can accurately diagnose acute infectious mononucleosis in symptomatic ED patients, and determine the feasibility of performing point-of-care ultrasound for splenomegaly by emergency physicians in the emergency department setting.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02463669

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