Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis associated with epstein barr virus and leishmania donovani coinfection in a child from cyprus

Maria G. Koliou, Elpidoforos S. Soteriades, Moshe Ephros, Apostolos Mazeris, Maria Antoniou, Avraam Elia, Vas Novelli

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Abstract

We present a case of a 9-month-old girl from Cyprus with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis associated with Epstein Barr virus and Leishmania donovani coinfection. Treatment with liposomal amphotericin B resulted in a dramatic resolution of clinical and laboratory abnormalities. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a coinfection-associated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis and the first clinical report of visceral leishmaniasis infection in Europe by L. donovani.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)704-707
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Volume30
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Coinfection
  • Cyprus
  • Epstein barr virus
  • HLH
  • Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
  • Visceral leishmaniasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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