Syndromic albinism and haemophagocytosis.

  title={Syndromic albinism and haemophagocytosis.},
  author={Rub{\'e}n Berrueco and Susana Rives and Mireia Cam{\'o}s and Teresa Toll and Albert Catal{\'a} and Jes{\'u}s M. Gonçalvez Estella},
  journal={British journal of haematology},
  volume={148 6},
A 3-year-old boy (4th child of consanguineous parents) was admitted because of the suspicion of a haemophagocytic syndrome (2-week history of fever, hepatosplenomegaly and pancytopenia). Blood analysis showed haemoglobin 80 g/l, leucocyte count 4Æ5 · 10/l, platelet count 115 · 10/l, fibrinogen 1Æ4 g/l, triglycerides 2Æ78 mmol/l and ferritin 1849 lg/l. Bone marrow aspiration showed haemophagocytosis (Fig A and B), and polymerase chain reaction was positive for Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) (119Æ801… CONTINUE READING