Atypical hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis following bacterial tonsillitis in acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

@article{Kakihara2003AtypicalHL,
  title={Atypical hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis following bacterial tonsillitis in acute lymphoblastic leukemia.},
  author={Toshio Kakihara and Chihaya Imai and Takayuki Kaneko and Atsushi Tanaka and Makoto Uchiyama},
  journal={Leukemia & lymphoma},
  year={2003},
  volume={44 7},
  pages={1247-8}
}
We report a rare case of a cute lymphoblasticleukemia (ALL) who developed dyspnea, neurological disturbance with illusions, pancytopenia, phagocytosis and coagulation disturbances following bacterial tonsillitis. The values of soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R), IL-6 and IL-8 were also elevated. Her clinicolaboratory findings were similar to… CONTINUE READING