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Recurrent macrophage activation syndrome since toddler age in an adolescent boy with HLA B27 positive juvenile ankylosing spondylitis
Joon Hyeong Park, Yu Mi Seo, Seung Beom Han, Ki Hwan Kim, Jung Woo Rhim, Nack Gyun Chung, Myung Shin Kim, Jin Han Kang, Dae Chul Jeong
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2016;59(10):421-424.   Published online October 17, 2016

Recurrent macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) is very rare. We present the case of an adolescent boy with human leukocyte antigen (HLA) B27-positive ankylosing spondylitis (AS), who experienced episodes of recurrent MAS since he was a toddler. A 16-year-old boy was admitted because of remittent fever with pancytopenia and splenomegaly after surgical intervention for an intractable perianal abscess. He had been...

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