Infection associated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis: a report of three cases


  • Magesh Kumar Department of Paediatrics, Military Hospital, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
  • Dharmesh . Commandant and Medical Oncologist, Military Hospital, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
  • D. B. Santra Department of Pathology, Military Hospital, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
  • Chirag Jain Department of Paediatrics, Military Hospital, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India



Secondary HLH, Infection, Dengue, Enteric, Malaria


HLH (Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis) is not an uncommon disorder; it is an overreaction of the immune system. It can be familial or acquired and both share one common feature of a highly stimulated and ineffective immune response. Acquired HLH is commonly seen with infection (infection associated hemophagocytic syndrome-IAHS); malignancies and rheumatic disease where it is also known as (macrophage activating syndrome). Here we are reporting three cases of secondary HLH associated with dengue, typhoid and vivax malaria.


Author Biography

Magesh Kumar, Department of Paediatrics, Military Hospital, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Lt Col, spl in Pediatrics


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