American Medical Society of Sports Medicine Position Statement: Mononucleosis and Athletic Participation
Putukian M, McGrew CA, Benjamin HJ, Hammell MK, Hwang CE, Ray JW, Statuta SM, Sylvester J, Wilson K. Clin J Sport Med. 2023 May 15. doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000001161. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37186809.
The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine updated a 2008 position statement on mononucleosis and athletic participation. The authors review the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, laboratory assessment, and management including return to sport for the athlete with infectious mononucleosis. They also address complications, imaging, special considerations, diversity and equity considerations, and areas for future clinical research. Table 1 offers a summary of 8 key points.