A case of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis associated with mediterranean spotted fever in a healthy 29-year-old female

Nour Karra, Rina Dolinski, Luiza Akria, Yevgeni Yampoulski, Jamal Awad

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Abstract

A 29-year-old female presented with fever, headache, and epigastric pain. Though her initial presentation was benign and nonspecific, she soon developed a full-blown cytokine storm with disseminated intravascular coagulation. She was diagnosed with hemophagocytosis secondary to Rickettsia conorii infection. A good outcome was achieved thanks to prompt diagnosis and proper treatment.

Original languageEnglish
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Volume7
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2020

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Keywords

  • Hemophagocytosis
  • Mediterranean spotted fever
  • Rickettsia

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