We describe a patient with hemophagocytic syndrome resembling malignant histiocytosis which was complicating myelodysplastic disease of 3 years duration. Detailed morphological and ultrastructural studies indicate that the histiocytic component did not demonstrate features of malignancy. A review of other known malignancies ending up in the hemophagocytic syndrome is given, and the significance of this syndrome is discussed
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