We present case of a 53 year old lady who is a known case of rheumatoid arthritis and hypertension in Karnataka, South India, who presented with Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) like symptoms (fever, cough and breathlessness) due to COVID-19. During the course of treatment further investigations revealed evidence of Hemophagocytic Lymphohistocytosis (HLH). This case emphasizes the need for a thorough workup to identify the etiology of HLH as it may unmask a treatable entity in a COVID-19 patient.
How to cite this article:
Dr. J Stephanie Lilia Pushpam, Dr. Dotton Denis Noronha, Dr. Akshatha Nayak, Altin Dsouza. Case report: Secondary HLH in COVID-19. Int J Clin Diagn Pathol 2021;4(2):16-19. DOI: 10.33545/pathol.2021.v4.i2a.351