Haemophagocytic syndrome and rickettsial diseases. A new case and systematic review of the literature

Antonio Cascio, Silvia Venezia, Ottavio Ziino, Piera Dones, Antonio Cascio, Salvatore Giordano, Chiara Iaria

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Abstract

Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis is a rare but potentially fatal disease resulting fromdysregulated activation and proliferation of lymphocytes. We present a case of haemophagocyticsyndrome occurring in a 5-year-old Italian boy as a complication of Mediterranean spotted fever.The characteristics of this case have been analysed and contextualized among those of another15 cases of haemophagocytic syndrome associated with rickettsial diseases found through asystematic review of the international literature.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)537-542
Numero di pagine6
RivistaJournal of Medical Microbiology
Volume60
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Cascio, A., Venezia, S., Ziino, O., Dones, P., Cascio, A., Giordano, S., & Iaria, C. (2011). Haemophagocytic syndrome and rickettsial diseases. A new case and systematic review of the literature. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 60, 537-542.