Chronic Active Epstein-Barr Virus Infection Mimicking Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Vishwanath Pattan, Nilma Malik, Waqas Jehangir, Noureen Jassani, Hongxio Luo, Purnendu Sen, Abdalla Yousif


Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a widely disseminated herpes virus that spreads by intimate contact between susceptible person and symptomatic EBV shedders. Most patients recover without complications. Chronic active Epstein-Barr virus (CAEBV) infection is a very rare complication of EBV in which previously healthy persons develop severe, life-threatening illness. We report a rare case of a CAEBV infection in a 20-year-old female mimicking a common clinical presentation of diabetic ketoacidosis.

J Endocrinol Metab. 2014;4(4):112-114


Epstein-Barr virus infection; Diagnostic dilemma; Diabetic ketoacidosis

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