hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis

HLH. A rare disorder in which histiocytes and lymphocytes (types of white blood cells) build up in organs including the skin, spleen, and liver, and destroy other blood cells. HLH may be inherited or caused by certain conditions or diseases, including infections, immunodeficiency (inability of the body to fight infections), and cancer. Also called HLH.

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  • Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = Light microscopic image of bone marrow showing stromal macrophages containing numerous red blood cells in their cytoplasm DiseasesDB = 31418 ICD10 = ICD10|D|76|1|d|70 ICD9 = ICD9|288.4 ICDO = OMIM =… …   Wikipedia

  • Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis — A rare, cancer like disorder in which both histiocytes and lymphocytes start to proliferate and attack body tissues or organs. It can be an inherited condition, or it can occur as a result of immunosuppression (as in organ transplants) or… …   Medical dictionary

  • familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis — an autosomal recessive, genetically heterogeneous type of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis; it is characterized by anemia, granulocytopenia, thrombocytopenia, intense phagocytosis of red blood cells, diffuse proliferation of histiocytes of… …   Medical dictionary

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  • HLH — Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. A rare disorder in which histiocytes and lymphocytes (types of white blood cells) build up in organs including the skin, spleen, and liver, and destroy other blood cells. HLH may be inherited or caused by… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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