A case of non-familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is described. The patient had a chronic course being alive and doing relatively well 3 years since onset. The specific pathological features of this disorder are discussed with emphasis on the fact that a remarkable loss of lymph node structure is sustained by a mature lymphohistiocytic infiltrate. Erythrophagocytosis is assessed as an important but not specific finding. Lymphocyte depletion is an important feature of the lesion. The presence of overlapping features in HLH, infection-associated hemophagocytic syndrome (IAHS) and X-linked recessive lymphoproliferative syndrome (XLS) is emphasized.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Pathology Research and Practice|
|Publication status||Published - 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine