Epstein-Barr Virus Associated Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Presenting as Fever of Unknown Origin With Fatal Outcome

Mansoor C. Abdulla, Jamshad Alungal, Lekha R. Nair, Sujathan P


Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) associated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare and aggressive disease having a high mortality rate without early and effective therapy. In this report, we are sharing our experience of a 24-year-old unmarried lady with fever of unknown origin (FUO) who had a fatal form of HLH due to EBV infection. Since HLH is a potentially fatal hyperinflammatory condition, its prompt identification is prudent for early and effectual treatment.

J Hematol. 2014;3(2):57-60
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jh134w


Epstein-Barr virus; Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis; Fever of unknown origin

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