Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis presenting with thrombocytopenia in the newborn.

  title={Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis presenting with thrombocytopenia in the newborn.},
  author={Oya Levendoglu-Tugal and Mehmet Fevzi Ozkaynak and Edmund F Lagamma and Ariel A Sherbany and C Salazar Sandoval and Somasundaram Jayabose},
  journal={Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology},
  volume={24 5},
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) may present with thrombocytopenia during the newborn period. Three neonates (one term and two preterm) presented during the newborn period with thrombocytopenia. Transient recovery occurred in two newborns. The diagnosis of HLH was made after the recurrence of thrombocytopenia and the clinical symptoms at 5 and 7 weeks. The third infant was a premature baby diagnosed at 8 days of age after manifesting the clinical and laboratory features of HLH. All… CONTINUE READING

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