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Study: Prompt treatment needed in IBD patients with HLH

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease rarely develop hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, but in those who do, rapid treatment is needed to prevent complications, according to a retrospective study in Digestive Diseases and Sciences. The majority of the 58 patients with IBD were diagnosed with HLH while taking a biologic therapy course, which suggests that "HLH should be especially considered during early treatment for active moderate-to-severe IBD," researchers wrote.

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