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Epstein-Barr virus infection-Related hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis

Sumit Singh, Navin Kumar, Smita Sarma

Keywords : Epstein-Barr virus, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis

Citation Information : Singh S, Kumar N, Sarma S. Epstein-Barr virus infection-Related hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. Indian J Crit Care Med 2015; 19 (7):416-418.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.160290

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-06-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


We report a case of 27-year-old female diagnosed with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) following a recent Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. A known case of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis on corticosteroids for last 6 months presented to the critical care unit with fever, maculopapular rash and difficulty in breathing. A rapid and correct diagnosis with the precise treatment led to complete recovery of this patient. The HLH is a rare complication of primary EBV infection.

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