Secondary haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis triggered by postnatally acquired cytomegalovirus infection in a late preterm infant

Abstract

Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a hyperinflammatory condition with impairment of cytotoxic T-cells and natural killer cells. Causes in infants are mostly hereditary immune defects as well as various infectious triggering factors, amongst these cytomegalovirus (CMV). Vertical CMV transmission may occur in utero, during birth, and by breast… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s15010-016-0970-3