Transient lupus anticoagulant and prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time secondary to Epstein-Barr virus infection

Scand J Infect Dis. 2002;34(1):67-9. doi: 10.1080/003655402753395229.


We describe the case of a previously well 19-month-old boy who presented with an acute Epstein-Barr virus infection and a prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) associated with the presence of a transient lupus anticoagulant (LA). The boy had an excellent outcome, with gradual normalization of the APTT and disappearance of the LA.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Epstein-Barr Virus Infections / complications*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infectious Mononucleosis / complications*
  • Lupus Coagulation Inhibitor / blood*
  • Male
  • Partial Thromboplastin Time


  • Lupus Coagulation Inhibitor