Asian Journal of Transfusion Science

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 85--88

Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in an infant with multiple triggers!!


Sataroopa Mishra1, Amitabh Singh1, Lavleen Singh2, Anirban Mandal3, Rahul Jain1 
1 Department of Pediatrics, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Pathology, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Pediatrics, Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Amitabh Singh
Department of Pediatrics, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, New Delhi - 110 031
India

Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a disorder of immune dysregulation secondary to a massive unregulated cytokine storm and its downstream consequences. HLH is being increasingly recognized as a cause of pyrexia of unknown origin, unexplained cytopenias, and hepatic dysfunction. However, this potentially treatable condition is often missed due to lack of suspicion, variable, and nonspecific presentations, inability to fulfil all the diagnostic criteria and availability of diagnostic tests in resource limited settings. Both familial and acquired forms of HLH can be triggered by multiple factors in a susceptible patient. We report a 9-month old infant who developed HLH in association with Stevens–Johnson syndrome following massive blood transfusion.


How to cite this article:
Mishra S, Singh A, Singh L, Mandal A, Jain R. Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in an infant with multiple triggers!!.Asian J Transfus Sci 2018;12:85-88


How to cite this URL:
Mishra S, Singh A, Singh L, Mandal A, Jain R. Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in an infant with multiple triggers!!. Asian J Transfus Sci [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Feb 25 ];12:85-88
Available from: https://www.ajts.org/article.asp?issn=0973-6247;year=2018;volume=12;issue=1;spage=85;epage=88;aulast=Mishra;type=0