Pregnancy-related Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Associated with Herpes Simplex Virus-2 Infection: A Diagnostic Dilemma.

Title

Pregnancy-related Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Associated with Herpes Simplex Virus-2 Infection: A Diagnostic Dilemma.

Creator

Nasser M Farhan; Sharma Shorabh; Albers Elizabeth; Sharma Sapna; Duggal Anurag

Publisher

Cureus

Date

2018
2018-03

Description

Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a severe inflammatory disorder characterized by the uncontrolled proliferation of lymphocytes and histiocytes with hemophagocytic activity in the bone marrow. To our knowledge, there have been a few reported cases of pregnancy-related HLH. This case highlights the importance of considering HLH in a pregnant woman along with other diagnoses, such as HELLP (which stands for hemolysis, elevated liver enzyme levels, and low platelet levels) syndrome and hemolytic anemias. It points to the challenges of diagnosing and managing pregnancy-related HLH due to a similarity in presentation with other conditions.

Subject

hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis; hsv; pregnancy

Identifier

Rights

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Pages

e2352–e2352

Issue

3

Volume

10

Citation

Nasser M Farhan; Sharma Shorabh; Albers Elizabeth; Sharma Sapna; Duggal Anurag, “Pregnancy-related Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Associated with Herpes Simplex Virus-2 Infection: A Diagnostic Dilemma.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed September 20, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5281.

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