Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis secondary to infections: A tropical experience!

*, Kodan P and Chakrapani, Mahabala and Shetty, Meenakshi and *, Pavan M R and Bhat , P (2015) Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis secondary to infections: A tropical experience! Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, 61 (2). pp. 112-115. ISSN 0022-3859

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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, infection, steroids, unresolving fever
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2015 11:48
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2015 11:48
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142172

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