Journal Article

Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Associated with Visceral Leishmaniasis

Anil Tapisiz, Nurşen Belet, Ergın Çıftçı, Erdal İnce and Ülker Doğru

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 53, issue 5, pages 359-361
Published in print October 2007 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online October 2007 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fmm024
Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Associated with Visceral Leishmaniasis

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Visceral leishmaniasis (VL), is a systemic disease caused by the dissemination of protozoan parasite Leishmania throughout the reticuloendothelial system. It may mimic or lead to several types of hematological disorders including hemophagocytosis. Infection associated hemophagocytic syndrome implicating Leishmania is very rare and often difficult to diagnose. Here, we describe a child with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) associated with VL.

Keywords: Leishmania; hemophagocytosis; children

Journal Article.  1091 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Paediatrics

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