Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in pregnancy: a case report and review of treatment options.

@article{Dunn2012HemophagocyticLI,
  title={Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in pregnancy: a case report and review of treatment options.},
  author={Tamara J Dunn and May Cho and Bruno Campelo Medeiros and Aaron C Logan and Alexander Ungewickell and Michaela Liedtke},
  journal={Hematology},
  year={2012},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={325-8}
}
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare, life-threatening inflammatory disorder characterized by uncontrolled proliferation and activation of histiocytes with phagocytosis of normal hematopoietic cells. A 41-year-old woman, 19 weeks pregnant with twins, and a history of Still's disease, presented with rash, fever, and headache. Laboratory studies revealed transaminitis, hyperbilirubinemia, and eventually severe neutropenia as well as elevations in ferritin, lactate dehydrogenase, and… CONTINUE READING

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