Post-EBV Cerebellitis: A Very Rare Complication of Infectious Mononucleosis

Muddasir Ashraf


Post-Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) cerebellitis is a very rare complication of infectious mononucleosis. It is almost always seen before 6 years of age and very few adult cases are reported in literature. We present a 21-year-old patient with post-EBV cerebellitis who presented with ataxia and slurred speech 2 weeks after infectious mononucleosis. The patient had a positive monospot test and positive EB viral capsid IgM and IgG, and negative Epstein-Barr nuclear antigen IgG which is consistent with recent infection. The patient’s brain imaging and CSF evaluation were normal. His symptoms resolved almost completely after 3 - 4 weeks.

J Med Cases. 2014;5(5):302-303


EBV; Cerebellitis; Ataxia

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