We report the case of a male patient with visceral leishmaniasis associated with hemophagocytic syndrome and marked pancytopenia. Blood cultures for Leishmania were negative after treatment with antimonials, corticoids and immunoglobulins, but the hemophagocytic syndrome persisted. A splenectomy was peformed due to splenic rupture. In the postoperative period, the patient had E. coli sepsis, with negative blood cultures for Leishmania, dying of fulminant septic shock.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1995|
- Hemophagocytic syndrome
- Leishmania donovani
- Septic shock