NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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- hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
- listen (HEE-moh-FA-goh-SIH-tik LIM-foh-HIS-tee-oh-sy-TOH-sis)
A rare disorder
in which histiocytes and lymphocytes (types of white blood
cells) build up in organs including the skin, spleen, and
liver, and destroy other blood cells.
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis may be inherited or caused by
certain conditions or diseases, including infections,
immunodeficiency (inability of the body to fight
infections), and cancer. Also called HLH.