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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 112-115  

Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis secondary to infections: A tropical experience!

P Kodan, M Chakrapani, M Shetty, R Pavan, P Bhat 
 Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangalore, India

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M Chakrapani
Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangalore
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Kodan P, Chakrapani M, Shetty M, Pavan R, Bhat P. Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis secondary to infections: A tropical experience!.J Postgrad Med 2015;61:112-115


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Kodan P, Chakrapani M, Shetty M, Pavan R, Bhat P. Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis secondary to infections: A tropical experience!. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2015 [cited 2022 May 25 ];61:112-115
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