Hemophagocytic syndrome as an initial presentation of miliary tuberculosis without pulmonary findings


DILBER E. , Erduran E. , KALYONCU M. , AYNACI F., OKTEN A. N. , AHMETOGLU A.

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, cilt.34, ss.689-692, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 34 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00365540210147840
  • Dergi Adı: SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.689-692

Özet

A 9-y-old girl was admitted with fever, weakness and weight loss. She had pancytopenia in peripheral blood, hypocellularity and hemophagocytosis in bone marrow. Disseminated tuberculosis was diagnosed after a long delay, with involvement of the lungs, bone marrow, liver, spleen and central nervous system. Tuberculosis can be a cause of hemophagocytosis and should be taken into account in the differential diagnosis of fever of unknown origin associated with pancytopenia and hemophagocytosis.