Barbara Degar, Author at Hematology Advisor

Barbara Degar

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Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (hemophagocytic syndrome)

Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (hemophagocytic syndrome) What every physician needs to know: Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a clinical syndrome characterized by uncontrolled hyper-activation of the immune response, leading to a severe systemic illness with organ dysfunction. HLH may be a primary, that is, familial disorder, or it may develop secondary to another disorder such as an infection,…

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