Panzytopenie und B-Symptomatik - unerwartetes Souvenir?

Translated title of the contribution: Pancytopenia and B-symptoms - An unexpected souvenir?

Benjamin Gebel*, Jan Rupp, Evelyn Kramme

*Corresponding author for this work


History The 79-year-old patient was admitted with recurring fever, weight loss, night sweat, a decrease in physical capacity and hematomas of the extremities. Findings The patient presented with pancytopenia, elevated CRP and impaired renal function. A splenomegaly was evident in abdominal sonography. A bone marrow aspiration was performed. Diagnosis Histopathologic examination revealed a visceral Leishmaniasis. The diagnosis was confirmed by PCR from peripheral blood. Therapy and course After initiation of liposomal amphotericin B haematopoiesis recovered and CRP decreased. Initially the renal function deteriorated with prolongated improvement in the course of therapy. Conclusions Pancytopenia and corresponding symptoms are suspect for visceral Leishmaniasis also in patients supposed to be immunocompetent with travel history of endemic regions.

Translated title of the contributionPancytopenia and B-symptoms - An unexpected souvenir?
Original languageGerman
JournalDeutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)108-111
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 01.01.2022

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Infection and Inflammation Research (ZIEL)


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