October 1984

Histiocytic Hemophagocytosis in Miliary Tuberculosis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine E, Rokach Hospital (Drs Weintraub, Siegman-Igra, and Liron), the Pathological Institute (Dr Josiphov), and the Institute of Hematology (Dr Rahmani), Tel Aviv (Israel) Medical Center and the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.

Arch Intern Med. 1984;144(10):2055-2056. doi:10.1001/archinte.1984.04400010180030

• The signs, symptoms, and bone marrow findings of the recently described virus-associated hemophagocytic syndrome was seen in a patient we treated. The manifestations of this syndrome may not be specific to viral infections and may possibly occur in other infectious processes. Autopsy findings in the present case showed it to be associated with disseminated miliary tuberculosis. Concomitant viral infection was excluded. To our knowledge, only one similar patient has previously been described.

(Arch Intern Med 1984;144:2055-2057)