EASTERN EQUINE ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS INFECTION AND HEMOPHAGOCYTIC LYMPHOHISTIOCYTOSIS IN A 5-MONTH-OLD INFANT

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Abstract

Abstract:

Eastern equine encephalitis virus infection is a rare sporadic central nervous system infection transmitted by a mosquito vector. Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare life-threatening disease associated with the inability of an overactive immune system to effectively respond to infections. Many viruses are known to trigger primary, as well as secondary, HLH. We report a pediatric case of eastern equine encephalitis virus-associated HLH which caused severe neurologic injury and death.

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