HIV Infection Presenting as Haemophagocytic Syndrome

Vieira Silva, Sara and França, Margarida (2014) HIV Infection Presenting as Haemophagocytic Syndrome. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 1 (1). pp. 1-6. ISSN 2284-2594

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The authors describe a case of a 48-year-old man who presented with four weeks of fever, generalized malaise, weight loss, right upper quadrant abdominal pain and hepatosplenomegaly. He evolved with pancytopenia, bone marrow haemophagocytosis and hyperferritinaemia. Recent diagnosis of HIV infection, with the exclusion of other plausible causes, prompted the diagnosis of haemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) secondary to HIV. Despite intensive care support and initiation of antiretroviral therapy, the patient died. HPS diagnosis secondary to HIV alone demands the exclusion of all the other secondary causes. The best approach includes early diagnosis and specific treatment of the associated cause, whenever possible.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Haemophagocytic syndrome, HIV
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.9 Altre malattie (altri rami della Medicina)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2016 15:27
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2016 15:27

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