Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis during pregnancy: a case presentation and literature review

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Abstract

Objectives: Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a potentially fatal disorder of the immune system that typically occurs in the paediatric population. Diagnosing this rare disease in the adult population is challenging, particularly during pregnancy.

Case presentation: We present a case of a gravid patient developing HLH at week 13 of gestation undergoing a medical termination of pregnancy at 27 weeks due to anhydramnios and associated stopped foetal growth.

Conclusions: Disease triggers could vary from a simple viral infection to the pregnancy as such causing the disorder. Treatment should benefit the mother and limit the foetal harm.
Original languageEnglish
Article number20210004
JournalCASE REPORTS IN PERINATAL MEDICINE
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jan 2022

Keywords

  • anhydramnios
  • haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
  • pregnancy

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