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COVID-19 and Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis

Published time: 02 May 2020

Authors: Ömer Devecioğlu

Keywords: COVID-19, HLH, Cytokine storm


COVID-19 disease, which has been seen first, in City Wuhan of Hubei Province of China, with its etiology, contamination route, and treatment options continues to be the main topic of the World. Because of its severe form, necessitating intensive care facilities, COVID-19 disease is the main subject of different investigations. During the course of COVID-19 infection, symptoms of macrophage activation syndrome/secondary Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (MAS/sHLH) may develop, characterized by cytokine storm due to excessive inflammatory response. In this article, the relation of COVID-19 disease with Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis is discussed.

COVID-19 ve Hemofagositik Lenfohistiyositoz



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