Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis associated with visceral leishmaniasis


Tapisiz A. , Belet N., Ciftci E., Ince E., Dogru U.

JOURNAL OF TROPICAL PEDIATRICS, cilt.53, sa.5, ss.359-361, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 53 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1093/tropej/fmm024
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF TROPICAL PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.359-361

Özet

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.