Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

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

Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis associated with anaplasmosis


Tamara M Johnson1, Melinda S Brown1, Mohamed Rabbat2, Jihad Slim1 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Johnson TM, Brown MS, Rabbat M, Slim J. Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis associated with anaplasmosis.J Global Infect Dis 2017;9:76-78


How to cite this URL:
Johnson TM, Brown MS, Rabbat M, Slim J. Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis associated with anaplasmosis. J Global Infect Dis [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Feb 24 ];9:76-78
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