Title: Viscerale leishmaniasis met hemofagocytaire lymfohistiocytose: casus en literatuuroverzicht
Authors: Wallemacq, P ×
Van Esbroeck, M
Thomeer, M
Dierickx, D
Vanderschueren, Steven
Van Wijngaerden, Eric #
Issue Date: 2009
Series Title: Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde vol:65 issue:12 pages:570-574
Abstract: Visceral leishmaniasis and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis: a case report.
The pathogenesis of haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) secondary to an infection is based on an excessive, non-malignant proliferation of histiocytes leading to haemophagocytosis. HLH due to visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a rare entity, certainly in non-endemic regio's like Belgium. The diagnosis remains often difficult.
We present a case of fatal HLH caused by VL in an immunocompromised patient of 54 years.
ISSN: 0371-683X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: AT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Clinical Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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