This case report describes the role of histologic “bean bag cells” in the diagnosis of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis.
We report a case of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) in which the histologic features of “bean bag cells” found in the skin biopsy specimen facilitated the diagnosis of this rare disorder.
Article InformationCorresponding Author: Victoria R. Sharon, MD, DTMH, Department of Dermatology, University of California–Davis, 3301 C St, Ste 1400, Sacramento, CA 95816 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Published Online: May 18, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.0978.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Previous Presentation: This case was presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Dermatopathology; October 8, 2015; San Francisco, California.
Additional Contributions: We thank the patient and his parents for granting permission to publish this information.