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Typhoid Fever Accompanied With Hematopoetic Lymphohistiocytosis and Rhabdomyolysis in a Refugee Child

Şahin Yaşar, Akkiz, MD, PhD*; Karaman, Kamuran, MD*; Geylan, Hadi, MD*; Çetin, Mecnun, MD; Güven, Burcu, MD; Öner, Ahmet F., MD*

Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology: May 2019 - Volume 41 - Issue 4 - p e233–e234
doi: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000001400
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Typhoid fever is an acute and systemic infectious disease that is specific to humans and is caused by Salmonella typhi. Patients may present with different findings ranging from simple fever to multiple organ failure. Hemophagocytosis and rhabdomyolysis are rare complications of typhoid fever. In this study, we presented a case of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis and rhabdomyolysis in a 14-year-old girl who migrated from Mosul, Iraq, 1 month ago.

Departments of *Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Van Yüzüncü Yil University, Van, Turkey

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Akkiz Şahin Yasar, MD, PhD, Ege Universitesi Tip Fakultesi, Izmir, Turkey (e-mail: akkz_shn83@hotmail.com).

Received July 5, 2018

Accepted November 13, 2018

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