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, 11 (3), 8268

Influenza Virus B-associated Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis

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Influenza Virus B-associated Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis

Jackson Gao et al. Hematol Rep.

Abstract

This original report describes the diagnosis and management of a male with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) triggered by influenza B virus infection. The patient was diagnosed with HLH- 2004 clinical criteria and a bone marrow biopsy demonstrating hemophagocytes. Therapy consisted of etoposide and dexamethasone while monitoring hemoglobin and platelet levels. To enable early recognition and prompt treatment for this disease, physicians should be aware of this association.

Keywords: Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis; Influenza B virus; hemophagocyte.

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Conflict of interest: the authors declare no potential conflict of interest.

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Figure 1.
Bone marrow aspirate showing phagocytosis of neutrophils, erythrocytes, and platelets by hemophagocyte (black arrow). H&E stain.

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