Prominent hemophagocytosis in cerebrospinal fluid in a patient with pneumococcal meningitis

Alauldeen Mudhafar Zubair Alqasim*, Rajeev Kariyattil

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Hemophagocytosis is usually observed in bone marrow. But it can be an incidental finding in other body fluids in severe infections like cerebrospinal fluid in case of meningitis. Clinicians need to rule out primary type of hemophagocytic syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere04294
JournalClinical Case Reports
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • CSF
  • hemophagocytosis
  • meningitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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