VAHS

(redirected from virus-associated hemophagocytic syndrome)
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AcronymDefinition
VAHSVirus-Associated Hemophagocytic Syndrome
VAHSVictorian Aboriginal Health Service (Australia)
VAHSVeterans Affairs Healthcare System (US VA)
VAHSVirginia Area Historical Society (Virginia, MN)
VAHSVicenza American High School (European Department of Defense Dependent School; Vizenza, Italy)
VAHSVermont Agency for Human Services
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Latency pattern of Epstein-Barr virus and methylation status in Epstein-Barr virus-associated hemophagocytic syndrome. J Med Virol 2003;70:410-9.
Although most reactive and infectious lymphadenopathies show nonspecific histologic findings, diagnostic morphologic features can be seen in a few reactive conditions, such as infectious mononucleosis, virus-associated hemophagocytic syndrome, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.[1,2] We present clinical and pathologic findings in 2 patients with long-standing reactive lymphadenopathy due to Actinomyces infection.
Virus-associated hemophagocytic syndrome is a fulminant disorder associated with systemic viral infection and characterized pathologically by multiple-organ infiltration of hemophagocytic histiocytes into the lymphoreticular tissues.