Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis associated with visceral leishmaniasis


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

JOURNAL OF TROPICAL PEDIATRICS, vol.53, no.5, pp.359-361, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/tropej/fmm024
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF TROPICAL PEDIATRICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.359-361
  • Keywords: leishmania, hemophagocytosis, children
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

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.