Tropical Parasitology

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: 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 56--58

Visceral leishmaniasis-associated hemophagocytosis: A tale of two unexpected diagnoses from a nonendemic region


Rashmi Kaul Raina1, Sujeet Raina2, Manupriya Sharma1 
1 Department of Pathology, Dr. RPGMC, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of Medicine, Dr. RPGMC, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Rashmi Kaul Raina
C-15, Type-V Quarters, Dr. RPGMC Campus, Tanda, Kangra - 176 001, Himachal Pradesh
India

A case of visceral leishmaniasis (VL)-associated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) in an immunocompetent native from a nonendemic area was reported. The patient belonged to Ravi river valley area (altitude 996 meters above the mean sea level) of Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, India. VL and HLH were not a differential diagnosis. Identification of the Leishman-Donovan bodies and hemophagocytosis in bone marrow aspirate and biopsy provided the diagnosis. The patient recovered to the treatment with amphotericin B.


How to cite this article:
Raina RK, Raina S, Sharma M. Visceral leishmaniasis-associated hemophagocytosis: A tale of two unexpected diagnoses from a nonendemic region.Trop Parasitol 2017;7:56-58


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Raina RK, Raina S, Sharma M. Visceral leishmaniasis-associated hemophagocytosis: A tale of two unexpected diagnoses from a nonendemic region. Trop Parasitol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Dec 14 ];7:56-58
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