Question: A 17 year old male is evaluated for throat pain. Examination reveals white tonsillar exudates bilaterally and posterior cervical adenopathy. The emergency department physician who initially evaluated the patient noted a mass in the left upper quadrant and suspected splenomegaly. Infectious mononucleosis is suspected. Within what period of time is he at highest risk for traumatic splenic laceration?
a) Within 4 weeks of symptom onset
b) 6-12 weeks from symptom onset
c) Until splenomegaly resolves on physical exam
d) None of the above
[Answer will be posted with next week's new question]
Answer to last week's question, “I’m Seeing Spots" (May 20, 2019)