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Diagnostic criteria for hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)

Patients who exhibit five or more of the following findings meet the diagnostic criteria for hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). Clinical findings Fever ≥…

Causes of high ferritin

Here are the differential diagnosis and aetiologies of hyperferritinemia (high ferritin). In the acute setting, infection and malignancy are by…

Indications for surgery in aortic stenosis

Valve replacement surgery should be strongly considered for patients with aortic stenosis who meet any one of the following criteria:…

Adverse reactions to IVIG infusion

Adverse reactions are seen in up to 20% of patients who receive IVIG. These include: Phlogistic Chills Fever Nausea Vomiting…

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