MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search
OPEN IN READ APP

Cytomegalovirus associated haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in the immunocompetent adult managed according to HLH-2004 diagnostic using clinical and serological means only

M Atim-Oluk
European Journal of Microbiology & Immunology 2013, 3 (1): 81-89
24265923
Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) describes a rare, poorly recognised and under-diagnosed immunopathological syndrome whereby there is a highly stimulated yet ineffective multisystem inflammatory response [1]. I present the first case in English literature of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) associated HLH diagnosed by clinical and serological means, and the fourth case of CMV associated haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in an immunocompetent adult, according to HLH-2004 diagnostic guidelines. I include a literature review of CMV associated HLH in adults and raise awareness of checking serum ferritin in patients who present with a sepsis like syndrome. Additionally, this article discusses the merits of HLH-2004 diagnostic work-up without bone marrow biopsy, using clinical and serological means only. I support the reclassification of HLH alongside the other hyperinflammatory syndromes of SIRS, sepsis, septic shock, and MODS to improve understanding and recognition.

Comments

You need to log in or sign up for an account to be able to comment.

No comments yet, be the first to post one!

Related Papers

Available on the App Store

Available on the Play Store
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
24265923
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"