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.
Johnson, T., Brown, M., Rabbat, M., & Slim, J. (2017). Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Associated with Anaplasmosis. Journal of Global Infectious Diseases, 9 (2), 76-78. https://doi.org/10.4103/jgid.jgid_116_16
Originally published in Journal of Global Infectious Diseases 9:76-78. The original material can be found here.