Hemophagocytic syndrome in severe dengue Fever: a rare presentation.

@article{Mitra2014HemophagocyticSI,
  title={Hemophagocytic syndrome in severe dengue Fever: a rare presentation.},
  author={Subhashis Mitra and Rajat Bhattacharyya},
  journal={Indian journal of hematology & blood transfusion : an official journal of Indian Society of Hematology and Blood Transfusion},
  year={2014},
  volume={30 Suppl 1},
  pages={97-100}
}
We describe a 2-year old boy developing virus-associated hemophagocytic syndrome in severe dengue fever. The condition was diagnosed according to the established criteria of the International Histiocyte Society. There was uneventful recovery with corticosteroid therapy. Secondary hemophagocytosis in children can mimic severe sepsis, systemic inflammatory response syndrome, or multi organ dysfunction syndrome and lead to diagnostic difficulties. This report adds to the limited pediatric cases of… CONTINUE READING