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Human Immunodeficiency Virus—Associated Hemophagocytosis with Iron-Deficiency Anemia and Massive Splenomegaly

Lisa O. Sproat, Liron Pantanowitz, Chuanyi M. Lu and Bruce J. Dezube

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 37, issue 11, pages e170-e173
Published in print December 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online December 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/379613
Human Immunodeficiency Virus—Associated Hemophagocytosis with Iron-Deficiency Anemia and Massive Splenomegaly

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We present a case of hemophagocytic syndrome in a human immunodeficiency virus—positive man with iron-deficiency anemia that did not respond to highly active antiretroviral therapy. Clinical resolution occurred only after a splenectomy was performed.

Journal Article.  1696 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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