What is hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis?

Also known as: HLH, hemophagocytic syndromes

Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis is a condition related to the body’s immune system that can be dangerous and life-threatening. The disease is an extreme example of immune system dysfunction, where the body’s own immune system begins to attack important tissues and organs such as the brain, liver and bone marrow.

Reviewed by: Kamar Godder, MD

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