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What is Viral Associated Hemophagocytic Syndrome?

Viral-associated hemophagocytic syndrome is a life-threatening condition where a specific part of the immune system attacks normal cells. Viral infections, among other triggers, can cause this condition. The immune system damages organs through inflammation.

Typical Symptoms of Viral Associated Hemophagocytic Syndrome

  • Fever of at least 100.4°F / 38°C that continues for 7 or more days

  • Fever

  • Swollen lymph nodes, usually small swellings at the neck, armpits, groin and behind the ears

  • Skin or eyes turning yellow

  • My brain is not functioning right now

  • Fatigue

  • Low red blood cell count on blood test

  • Seizure

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Viral Associated Hemophagocytic Syndrome

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do you have a fever of 100.4°F / 38°C or higher for more than 7 days?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Are your lymph nodes swollen and enlarged?

  • Are your eyes or skin turning yellow?

  • Do you struggle to focus or feel less aware of your surroundings?

Treatmentof Viral Associated Hemophagocytic Syndrome

This life-threatening condition requires immediate medical attention at a hospital. Patients may need admission to the intensive care unit. Diagnosis is challenging but crucial, as healthcare providers must use specific therapeutic strategies to suppress this immune activation. In some cases, a stem cell transplant may be necessary.

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Saqib Baig, MD, MS

Saqib Baig, MD, MS (Pulmonology, Critical Care, Internal Medicine)

Dr. Baig graduated from Army Medical College (NUST) Pakistan in 2007. He did his internal medicine training from Baltimore, Maryland, USA during the years 2009-2013. He joined the internal medicine faculty practice at Medical College of Wisconsin in USA for 2 years before pursuing advanced training. He completed his pulmonary disease and critical care medicine fellowship from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School from 2015-2018. | | During his fellowship, Dr. Baig completed his master's in health care services management through Rutgers Business School. He currently serves as the medical director of respiratory therapy and pulmonary function lab and the clinical director of the COPD program at the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute at Thomas Jefferson University. He holds the Assistant Professor of Medicine rank at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Baig's interests lie in respiratory physiology, airways disease, and data science.

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal Medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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