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The key to improving outcomes for HLH patients is swift diagnosis. If we can teach more emergency department doctors, family practitioners and pediatricians about how HLH presents in its early stages, we can save more lives.
The HLH Center of Excellence at Cincinnati Children’s will fund several key educational initiatives to reach large audiences:
Recruiting and training the next generation of HLH physicians and research pioneers is another top priority for the center. We intend to build this team by:
Additionally, we will partner with advocacy groups to enhance their awareness and outreach efforts. For more information, call 513-803-3872 or email us at HLH@cchmc.org.
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In hemophagocytic lymphocytosis (HLH), certain immune cells engulf other cell types, a condition called “hemophagocytosis,” or “blood-eating,” which damages the bone marrow and other organs. These images are from the bone marrow of a patient affected by HLH.
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