Chinese Medical Sciences Journal ›› 2014, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (3): 191-193.doi: 10.1016/S1001-9294(14)60068-7

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A Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Patient Initiated with Prominent Liver Dysfunction: a Case Report

Ming-jun Zhang, Yu-lan Liu*   

  1. Department of Gastroenterology, Peking University People's Hospital, Beijing 100044, China
  • Published:2014-09-29 Online:2014-09-29
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HEMOPHAGOCYTIC lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is an aggressive and potentially fatal syndrome that results from inappropriate activation of lymphocytes and macrophages. It is characterized by fever, hepatosplenomegaly, cytopenias, hypertriglyceridemia, hypofibrinogenemia, and pathologic findings of hemo- phagocytosis in the bone marrow or other tissues. We report an adult HLH case admitted to hepatology department.

Key words: hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, liver dysfunction

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