Published in Pain and Central Nervous System Week, September 29th, 2003
According to a study from Spain, "Hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) is a rare and life-threatening disease in which a generalized histiocytic proliferation results in hemophagocytosis and upregulation of inflammatory cytokines.
"This syndrome has been associated with infections, malignancy, drugs, and immunologic triggers such as Kawasaki disease (KD)," wrote D.L. Palazzi and colleagues.
The researchers concluded: "We describe the clinical and laboratory features of 2 children with HPS after KD and review the three previously reported pediatric cases of recrudescence of...
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