Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis

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ADULT STILL’S DISEASE WITH HEMOPHAGOCYTIC LYMPHOHISTIOCYTOSIS

Case Presentation: A 60-year-old previously healthy female presented with a two-week history of intermittent fever with non-pruritic rash, generalized myalgias and arthralgia, weakness, and chest pain. Her exam revealed temperature of 39.3 degrees Celsius, anterior [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:59:00+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on ADULT STILL’S DISEASE WITH HEMOPHAGOCYTIC LYMPHOHISTIOCYTOSIS

AN ATYPICAL PRESENTATION OF SECONDARY HEMOPHAGOCYTIC LYMPHOHISTIOCYTOSIS

Case Presentation: A 69-year-old female with a medical history of morbid obesity presented to a rural hospital with a one-week history of extreme fatigue, malaise, jaundice, and anorexia. Her initial vital signs were unremarkable. Physical [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:04:12+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on AN ATYPICAL PRESENTATION OF SECONDARY HEMOPHAGOCYTIC LYMPHOHISTIOCYTOSIS

HEMOPHAGOCYTIC LYMPHOHISTIOCYTOSIS (HLH) DISGUISED AS SEPSIS

Case Presentation: A 29-year-old Caucasian woman presented to the emergency department with fever, sore throat, epigastric and right upper quadrant abdominal pain of 5 days duration. Physical examination was positive for fever (40oC), tachycardia (heart [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:58:36+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on HEMOPHAGOCYTIC LYMPHOHISTIOCYTOSIS (HLH) DISGUISED AS SEPSIS

HEMOPHAGOCYTIC LYMPHOHISTIOCYTOSIS: A SEVERE CLINICAL PRESENTATION AFTER A TICK BITE

Case Presentation: A 40 year-old male went camping in southeast Missouri in May and suffered tick bites. He developed a fever, rash and myalgias. He was treated with doxycycline, which was discontinued due to anaphylaxis. [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:28:21+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on HEMOPHAGOCYTIC LYMPHOHISTIOCYTOSIS: A SEVERE CLINICAL PRESENTATION AFTER A TICK BITE

MACROPHAGE ACTIVATION SYNDROME: A NEARLY FATAL CASE PRESENTATION, AND REVIEW OF DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT GUIDELINES

Case Presentation:       A 33 year-old Hispanic male without significant history presented with an unremitting fever for 5 days, associated with myalgais, fatigue, night sweats, and a rash. Upon admission, he was tachycardic, [...]

By | 2017-04-20T16:33:44+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on MACROPHAGE ACTIVATION SYNDROME: A NEARLY FATAL CASE PRESENTATION, AND REVIEW OF DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT GUIDELINES

Please Don’t Eat Me: A case of Adult Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis

Case Presentation: A 58 year old previously healthy Nigerian female presented with a 6-week history of high-grade fevers, weakness, malaise, and a 10-pound weight loss. On physical exam she was found to have tachycardia, hypotension, [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:11:54+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on Please Don’t Eat Me: A case of Adult Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis