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Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Related to Tuberculosis Disease

Seher Erdoğan, Deniz Çakır, Tuğçe Bozkurt, Burcu Karakayalı, Sevinç Kalın, Begüm Koç, Betül Sözeri

Keywords : Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, Therapeutic plasma exchange, Tuberculosis

Citation Information : Erdoğan S, Çakır D, Bozkurt T, Karakayalı B, Kalın S, Koç B, Sözeri B. Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Related to Tuberculosis Disease. Indian J Crit Care Med 2020; 24 (1):63-65.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23329

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-08-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare, albeit potentially fatal, condition in which fever, hepatosplenomegaly, and cytopenia predominate the clinical picture. Although it may be primary, it may also develop secondary to various etiologies. Herein, we aimed to report a patient who was diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis, developed fever and cytopenia during follow-up, and received immunomodulatory therapy together with antituberculosis therapy for the diagnosis of HLH. Sequencing of PRF1 showed heterozygous mutation. Although primary HLH has been detected in infants and children, genetic mutation of genes should be considered a differential diagnosis of HLH even in the adolescent.

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