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When to Suspect Hemophagocytic Lymphohistocytosis (HLH, Hemophagocytic Syndrome) as the Cause of a Systemic Inflammatory Response or Sepsis Syndrome

Specialty:

Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Infectious Diseases

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A patient with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH, hemophagocytic syndrome) may present to the intensive care unit (ICU) with the systemic inflammatory response syndrome, sepsis or septic shock. This is secondary to a massive release of cytokines ("cytokine storm").

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