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Volume 8, Number 2—February 2002

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Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome Presenting with Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis

Je-Jung Lee*, Ik-Joo Chung*, Dong-Hyeon Shin*, Sang-Hee Cho*, Duck Cho, Dong-Wook Ryang, Ali S. Khan†, and Hyeoung-Joon Kim*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, South Korea; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA;

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Serial laboratory findings in patient with hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome from hospitalization until recovery, Korea

Laboratory test On admission Day 5 Day 8 Day 14
Leukocyte count (/μL) 3,200 3,300 4,100 4,400
Hemoglobin (g/dL) 9.9 10.2 11.4 11.2
Platelet count (/μL) 25,000 31,000 76,000 147,000
AST (U/L) 369 682 108 21
ALT (U/L)
BUN (mg/dL)
Cr (mg/dL) 175
8.6
0.5 433
8.8
0.8 205
8.6
0.7 21
13.6
0.9
Lactic dehydrogenase (U/L) 2,066 3,206 1,645 472
Ferritin (μg/L) 20,000 - 860 -
Hantaan virus titer 1:160 - 1:5,120 -

AST = aspartate aminotransferase, ALT = alanine aminotransferase; BUN = blood urea nitrogen.

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