Fast Five Quiz: Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis

Sarah K. Tasian, MD


June 19, 2020

Males and females appear to be affected equally by familial HLH. Similarly, the disease has not been shown to have a predilection for persons of any race, although specific HLH-associated genetic mutations may be more frequent in patients of specific ethnic backgrounds.

Familial HLH can be caused by autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, or X-linked genetic mutations.

Learn more about the epidemiology of HLH.


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