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Critical Care: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care IV |

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy Due to Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis

Ahmad Abdin, MD
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MHRI/Brown University, Pawtucket, RI


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):435A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.448
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care IV

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Hemophagocytic lymphohistocytosis (HLH) is a rare and potentially fatal disease characterized by excessive immune response and cytopenia. We present a patient who presented with a febrile illness, pancytopenia and cardiogenic shock due to Takotsubo cardiomyopathy and diagnosed with HLH. Our case describes a very rare association of HLH with a unique form of reversible left ventricular dysfunction.

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