Gender Ethnicracial And Life Span Considerations

IM rarely occurs in children under 5 years old. Infection occurs early in life, however, among individuals of lower socioeconomic groups and in developing countries. IM is most often diagnosed in adolescents who come from higher socioeconomic groups and in college students. The peak incidence of IM is ages 16 to 18 in boys and 14 to 16 in girls. Approximately 12% to 30% of the total cases of IM occur among university students and military cadets. By adulthood, most individuals have had at least one infection with EBV. There are no known ethnic or racial considerations. There are no known gender considerations, but more than 90% of associated splenic ruptures are found in males.

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