Human monocytic ehrlichiosis complicated by hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis and multi-organ dysfunction syndrome

Rachel M. Kaplan, Stanley A. Swat, Benjamin D. Singer*

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Abstract

Human monocytic ehrlichiosis can manifest as a disease causing multi-organ failure. Rarely, it can cause secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). Early diagnosis and initiation of treatment for both ehrlichiosis and HLH is lifesaving. Therefore, clinical suspicion of HLH must remain high in the setting of an ehrlichiosis infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-328
Number of pages2
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume86
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016

Keywords

  • Ehrlichiosis
  • hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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