Pregnancy-Induced Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis: A Case Report

  • Luis A. Sánchez-AtoEmail author
  • Flavia A. Cuestas-Quiroz
  • Carla Agurto-Saldaña
  • David Estela-Ayamamani
Case Report

Case Report

We present a 23-year-old pregnant woman gravida 3, para 1 27 weeks of gestation complaining of intermittent fever, hyporexia, and vomiting since one week. She had history of malar rash that increased with sun exposure since adolescence. Physical examination revealed fever, pulse of 99 beats per min, blood pressure of 80/50 mmHg, and breathing frequency of 19/min. She was pale, a maculopapular skin rash over both cheeks was observed. There was no lymphadenopathy or joint pain. The liver was palpable 2 cm below the right costal margin and tender; the spleen was not palpable. The uterus was gravid, normal tone, fetal heart rate was 158 beats per min, fetal movement was present, and uterine height was 23 cm. She was awake, oriented, and responsive. Laboratory results showed a hemoglobin of 11.1 g/dL, leukocytes of 6220/mm3, a platelet count of 240,000/mm3, and C protein reactive of 13.3 mg/L, urinary sediment showed leukocyturia without nitrites.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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This study is exempted from ethical approval by ethics committee of Hospital Nacional Edgardo Rebagliati Martins.

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This article does not contain any studies with animals performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Escuela de Medicina, Facultad de Ciencias de la SaludUniversidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC)LimaPeru
  2. 2.Departamento de Obstetricia y GinecologíaHospital Nacional Edgardo Rebagliati MartinsLimaPeru

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