Hong Kong Med J 2012;18:517–25 | Number 6, December 2012
Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis: an uncommon clinical presentation of tuberculosis
YF Shea, Jasper FW Chan, WC Kwok, YY Hwang, TC Chan, Michael YX Ni, Iris WS Li, Patrick KC Chiu, James KH Luk, LW Chu
Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Secondary haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis is a rare but fatal complication of tuberculosis. We describe two cases, and review the local and international experience on the management of this clinical entity. Prompt treatment with anti-tuberculous drugs forms the cornerstone of therapeutic success.
Key words: Lymphohistiocytosis, hemophagocytic; Tuberculosis
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