Advances in Pediatric Research

Advances in Pediatric Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2385-4529

Kimberly C Kullmann

Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Queens, New York, USA

  • Case Report   
    Effects of Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis in Newborns
    Author(s): Kimberly C Kullmann*

    Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare, hyperinflammatory syndrome due to pathologic immune activation. HLH in the neonatal period is extremely rare. We present the case of a critically ill newborn full-term via urgent cesarean delivery for concerns for hydrops fetalis, ultimately found to have familial HLH. HLH carries a high fatality rate and poor prognosis. A high clinical suspicion of HLH and early initiation of treatment is crucial to survival. In cases where no amount of medical treatment is likely to be more than palliative, early discussions of goals of care is imperative to avoid unnecessary treatments... View More»

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