Diagnostic dilemma in an adolescent boy: Hemophagocytic syndrome in association with kala azar


Celik U., Alabaz D. , Ailhan E., Bayram I. , Celik T.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF THE MEDICAL SCIENCES, cilt.334, sa.2, ss.139-141, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 334 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/maj.0b013e31812e97f4
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF THE MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.139-141

Özet

Leishmaniasis is caused by infection with the hemoparasite Leishmania. The disease is a major public health problem in at least 88 countries, including Turkey. Prolonged fever with anorexia and loss of appetite are the major presenting features of visceral leishmaniasis. It is rarely defined as an etiological cause of hemophagocytic syndrome. The clinical course triggered by leishmania infection and hemophagocytosis may coincide, and this may lead to considerable diagnostic difficulty, especially in young children