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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 76-78

Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis associated with anaplasmosis


1 Department of Medicine, New York Medical College, School of Medicine, Valhalla, NY; Department of Infectious Disease, St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark, NJ, USA
2 Department of Medicine, New York Medical College, School of Medicine, Valhalla, NY; Department of Infectious Disease, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, NJ, USA

Correspondence Address:
Tamara M Johnson
Department of Infectious Disease, St. Michael's Medical Center, 111 Central Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jgid.jgid_116_16

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Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a hyperinflammatory syndrome characterized by unregulated macrophage and T-lymphocyte activation resulting in cytokine overproduction and subsequent histiocytic phagocytosis. Variant infections, particularly viruses have been postulated as the inciting factor for this potentially fatal disease. Herein, we will report a case of HLH associated with anaplasmosis.


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