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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 281-283

Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis presenting with acute liver failure and central nervous system involvement in early infancy


1 Department of Pediatrics, Shri Ram Hospital, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Pathology, Super Religare Laboratories Limited, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
3 Department of Pediatrics, Dr SN Medical College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
4 Department of Pediatrics, AIIMS, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Mukesh Kumar
51-A, Sector D, Shankar Nagar, Choupasni, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
India
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DOI: 10.4103/IJPM.IJPM_264_17

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Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a potentially fatal and likely underdiagnosed disease characterized by unregulated histiocyte proliferation, hypercytokinemia and hemophagocytosis, causing life-threatening tissue damage and organ failure. We report a case of a 56-day-old infant presenting with fever, acute liver failure, and neurological manifestations as presenting features that succumbed to rapidly progressive HLH. Our objective is to emphasize the importance of early diagnosis by high suspicion in varied initial presentation of HLH so that life-saving therapy may be instituted in time.


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