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Table 1 Laboratory findings

From: Macrophage activation syndrome: an under-recognised complication in juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus

Findings Case 1 Case 2 Case 3
Pancytopenia + + +
↑ Alanine aminotransferase + + +
↑ Lactic dehydrogenase + + +
↑ Triglycerides NA NA +
↑ Ferritin + + +
Bone marrow haemophagocytosis + + +
Antinuclear antibodies + + +
Anti-DNA antibodies + + +
↓ C3 + + +
↑ Erythrocyte sedimentation rate + + +
↑ C-reactive protein - + -