Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis presenting with nonimmune hydrops fetalis

Colleen Ann Malloy, Carol Polinski, Serhan Alkan, Ricarchito Manera, Malliswari Challapalli*

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Hydrops fetalis is a condition of diverse etiologies. An association between hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. (HLH) and hydrops fetalis has not been reported in the English literature. We describe an intrauterine case of HLH in an infant who presented with hydrops fetalis at 32 weeks gestation. We suggest that HLH should be considered in the differential diagnosis of nonimmune hydrops fetalis, especially in the presence of cytopenias.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)458-460
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Perinatology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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