Treatment will depend on your symptoms, your age, and your general
health. It will also depend on how severe the condition is.
Acquired HLH may go away when your healthcare provider finds and
treats the cause, such as an infection. In other cases, more treatment is needed.
Treatment for acquired HLH that doesn’t go away may include:
- Cancer medicines (chemotherapy)
- Medicines that affect your immune system
- Medicines that fight inflammation (steroids)
- Antibiotic medicines
- Antiviral medicines
If medicine treatments don’t work, your healthcare provider may do
a stem cell transplant. In this procedure, your diseased bone marrow cells are
replaced by healthy bone marrow cells from a donor. Stem cell transplant can cure
HLH in most cases.
Talk with your healthcare providers about the risks, benefits, and
possible side effects of all treatments.