Title

Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Complicating Systemic Sarcoidosis.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-19-2018

Publication Title

Cureus

Abstract

Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare, life-threatening hyperinflammatory syndrome characterized by histiocyte proliferation and hemophagocytosis. Primary HLH is caused by genetic defects, whereas secondary HLH occurs in the setting of underlying diseases, such as infections, malignancies, or rheumatic diseases. Rheumatic diseases, such as systemic juvenile arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus, have been associated with HLH. However, the association between sarcoidosis and HLH has been rarely reported in the literature. Herein, we report a case of a 36-year-old female who was recently diagnosed with sarcoidosis, and she developed fatal HLH that was not responsive to high-dose steroids.

PubMed ID

30131931

Volume

10

Issue

6

First Page

2838

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