A 60-year-old man with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia was admitted to our department with fever and hepatospleno-megaly. Laboratory findings revealed hyperferritinaemia of 40,300 microgram/l and both liver and renal dysfunction. A bone marrow biopsy showed haemophagocytosis consistent with haemophagocytic syndrome. The serology was compatible with acute Cytomegalovirus infection. The patient received therapy with ganciclovir, prednisolone and gamma globulin, and the acute renal failure was treated with haemodialysis. The patient responded well to the treatment and was discharged after a month with normal lever and renal function.
Ugeskrift for Læger [online], 2014, Vol 176, Issue 25A, p. 82-83