Macrophage Activation Syndrome Follow-up

Updated: Nov 21, 2018
  • Author: Angelo Ravelli, MD; Chief Editor: Lawrence K Jung, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

After the resolution of macrophage activation syndrome, the underlying disease should be monitored at follow-up periodic visits.

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Further Inpatient Care

Because macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) may be a life-threatening complication, care in an ICU may be warranted.

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Transfer

Transfer should be considered if appropriate level of care is not available locally.

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Complications

Sepsis is an important complication due to the profound depression of WBCs. The abnormal coagulation profile may lead to hemorrhagic manifestations like purpura, easy bruising and mucosal bleeding.

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Prognosis

The prognosis is related to the severity of CNS, renal, pulmonary or cardiac involvement.

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