ESCOLAR DE 7 AÑOS CON FIEBRE Y HEPATOESPLENOMEGALIA, REPORTE DE CASO

A 7 YEARS OLD GIRL WITH FEVER AND HEPATOSPLENOMEGALY, A CASE REPORT

  • Consuelo Luna-Muñoz
  • Gary Carhuamaca-López
  • Rolando Vásquez-Alva
  • Erick Mattos-Villena

Abstract

Abstract

Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), is rare, is caused by a dysfunction of cellular immunity by an alteration of NK cells (primary) or by an excessive proliferation of activated (secondary) macrophages. It is characterized by fever, hepatosplenomegaly, cytopenia, hemophagocytosis, hypertriglyceridemia and / or hypofibrinogenemia. In conclusion, in the presence of fever, hepatosplenomegaly and cytopenia, the diagnosis of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) should be considered.


Key words: Fever; Hepatosplenomegaly; Cytopenia. (source: MeSH NLM)


DOI: https://doi.org/10.25176/RFMH.v18.n1.1274


Published
2018-01-31
How to Cite
LUNA-MUÑOZ, Consuelo et al. ESCOLAR DE 7 AÑOS CON FIEBRE Y HEPATOESPLENOMEGALIA, REPORTE DE CASO. Journal of the Faculty of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 18, n. 1, jan. 2018. ISSN 2308-0531. Available at: <http://revistas.urp.edu.pe/index.php/RFMH/article/view/1274>. Date accessed: 18 july 2018.