Other Names for this Disease
- Familial erythrophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
- Familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
- Familial histiocytic reticulosis
- Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis familial -1
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Neurologic symptoms may also occur. These can include irritability, seizures, cranial nerve palsies, ataxia, nystagmus, walking disturbances, vision problems, paralysis, delayed psychomotor development, and signs of increased intracranial pressure. Neurologic symptoms are a common feature of disease relapse.
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