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SLE associated haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis with disseminated histoplasmosis in a HIV seropositive patient


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Author Details : Iffat Jamal

Volume : 1, Issue : 2, Year : 2016

Article Page : 50-52


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Abstract

Haemophagocyticlymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is an uncommon, life threating and likely underdiagnosed disease of diverse etiologies caused by a defective NK/T- cell cytotoxic pathway resulting in uncontrolled hypercytokinemialeading to end organ damage carrying a high mortality rate. Here we report HLH complicating SLE in a 42 years old female associated with disseminated histoplasmosis and accidentally detected as seropositive for HIV. This is extremely rare in the world literature.

Keywords
: Haemophagocyticlymphohistiocytosis, Histoplasmosis, SLE

How to cite : Jamal I, SLE associated haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis with disseminated histoplasmosis in a HIV seropositive patient. IP Arch Cytol Histopathol Res 2016;1(2):50-52

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