PET/CT images of a patient with haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
- 1Department of Nuclear Medicine, Fırat University Hospital, Elazig, Turkey
- 2Department of Pediatric Haematology, Fırat University Hospital, Elazig, Turkey
- 3Department of Nuclear Medicine, Damla Hospital, Elazig, Turkey
- 4Department of Nuclear Medicine, Medical Park Hospital, Izmirg, Turkey
- Correspondence to Dr Zehra Pınar Koç,
Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare immune disorder that predominantly affects macrophages and T lymphocytes and leads to multiple organ disease and death. The characteristic pathological finding in the bone marrow and the other affected tissues is haemophagocytosis of macrophages (macrophages digesting erythrocyte). Primary (hereditary) and secondary (acquired) forms of the disease are present. A patient with documented HLH disease revealed by positron emission tomography/CT is reported in this paper.
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