Histiocytosis a rare disease
Despite the misery it causes, histiocytosis is too rare a disease to have generated substantial research in medical circles.
Unfortunately, for every child or adult fighting for his or her life, the pain and suffering are just as severe for children and adults afflicted with other better known disorders receiving funding.
For the children and adults battling these illnesses, there is now reason to hope.
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Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis with a leukemoid reaction in an infant with scrub typhus.
J Infect Public Health. 2015 Nov-Dec;8(6):626-9
Authors: Pazhaniyandi S, Lenin R, Sivathanu S
A two-month-old male infant presented with a clinical picture suggestive of fever without focus. Treatment was initiated with broad spectrum intravenous antibiotics. The infant subsequently developed septic shock, hepatosplenomegaly and tachypnoea with oxygen dependency. There was laboratory evidence of anemia, thrombocytopenia and a leukemoid reaction. Infection induced hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis with a leukemoid reaction was suspected because of fever, splenomegaly and bicytopenia in conjunction with elevated serum triglycerides and ferritin. Empiric therapy with doxycycline caused a rapid resolution of the fever, and the diagnosis of scrub typhus was confirmed by a positive scrub IgM ELISA. HLH with a leukemoid reaction secondary to scrub typhus has not previously been reported in early infancy.
PMID: 26123173 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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