Acta Scientific Paediatrics (ISSN: 2581-883X)

Case Report Volume 3 Issue 4

Early Suspicion of Haemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Syndrome Following Influenza a Infection Complicated to ARDS Leading to Intact Survival

Monika Kasuhal1*, Mamta Bothra2 and Ayush Kaushal3

1Consultant Neonatologist, Consultant Paediatrician, Emirates Speciality Hospital, UAE
2Specialist in Pediatrician, Thumbay Hospital, UAE
3Trainee at Emirate Specialty Hospital, UAE

*Corresponding Author: Monika Kaushal, Consultant Neonatologist, Consultant Paediatrician, Emirates Speciality Hospital, UAE.

Received: February 04, 2020; Published: March 06, 2020


  Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is not rare but may be fatal. It may be complication that can progress when Influenza A confounds immunocompromised children [1]. We report a case of Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis complicating an influenza A infection in a one year and 4 months old well thriving girl. The child had come with simple influenza infection which soon progressed to ARDS and multi organ failure when HLH was suspected and bone marrow was done which conformed and the other criteria were met for the diagnosis of HLH. The child was appropriately treated and supported by ECMO and could be discharged home.

Keywords: Haemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH); Children; Infection



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Citation: Monika Kasuhal., et al. “Early Suspicion of Haemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Syndrome Following Influenza a Infection Complicated to ARDS Leading to Intact Survival”. Acta Scientific Paediatrics 3.4 (2020): 09-12.

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