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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 18-19

Synchronous hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis with Hodgkin's lymphoma in tubercular patient


Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital and Research Center, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Rateesh Sareen
Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital and Research Center, Jaipur, Rajasthan
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijsr.Int_J_Stud_Res_5_17

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We report an uncommon case of simultaneous presence of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) with Hodgkin's lymphoma and tuberculosis in an immunocompetent male. In the absence of treatment HLH is frequently associated with fatal outcome, although spontaneous partial regression is also noted. The early diagnosis of HLH is critical to prevent end organ failure. There are defined criteria for diagnosis of HLH but visualization of hemophagocytosis in bone marrow smear or biopsy along with fever, splenomegaly, elevated ferritin & triglycerides and peripheral blood cytopenias are highly suggestive of HLH. The pathologist and clinician should be aware of this uncommon entity so that early diagnosis and institution of therapy can be done to prevent poor prognostic outcome.


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