Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis secondary to infections: A tropical experience!

P. Kodan, M. Chakrapani, M. Shetty, R. Pavan, P. Bhat

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Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a potentially fatal hyper inflammatory condition, if not recognized and treated in time. A high index of suspicion can help identify the condition early. This condition can occur in the primary or secondary form. Secondary HLH or hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) secondary to infections is an important clinical entity especially in tropical world. In this article, we share our experience with this entity and make an attempt to explore literature about ravenous macrophages which occurs secondary to infections. It is a series of six cases of HLH secondary to infectious disease in our center in a coastal city in South India over last one year with follow up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-115
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Postgraduate Medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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