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Zoonotic Bacterial Infections Triggering Cytokine Storm Syndrome

  • Zaher K. OtrockEmail author
  • Charles S. Eby
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Abstract

Zoonotic infections can result in life-threatening complications that can manifest with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)/cytokine storm syndrome (CSS). Zoonotic bacterial infections constitute the largest group of reported cases associated with HLH among other zoonotic infections. There is a growing list of zoonotic bacterial infections associated with HLH/CSS and these include Brucella spp., Rickettsia spp., Ehrlichia, Coxiella burnetii, and Mycobacterium spp.

Keywords

Zoonotic Bacteria Brucella Rickettsia Ehrlichia Trigger Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis Case reports Review Cytokine storm syndrome 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineHenry Ford HospitalDetroitUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pathology and ImmunologyWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

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