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Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia: Introduction

Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia: Autoimmune hemolytic anemia is characterized by an abnormal immune system response which leads to the destruction of red blood cells and hence anemia. The severity of the condition varies depending on the underlying cause e.g. cytomegalovirus, hepatitis, HIV and lupus. The condition may develop gradually or occur suddenly and cause serious symptoms. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia is available below.

Symptoms of Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

Treatments for Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

  • Varies depending on the underlying cause and severity of the conditions. Corticosteroids and other drugs may be required in some cases. Blood transfusions and even surgical removal of the spleen may be carried out in severe cases
  • Identification and management of precipitating causes eg medication, infection
  • Corticosteroids
  • Folic acid - as active haemolysis consumes folate
  • Blood transfusion - avoid unless absolutely necessary ie angina or cardiac decompensation. Patients with AIHA are usually difficult to crossmatch
  • more treatments...»

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Types of Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

  • Warm autoantibody type AHA
  • Cold autoantibody type AHA
  • Cold hemagglutinin disease
  • Paroxysmal Cold Hemoglobinuria (PCH)
  • Drug-induced AHA
  • more types...»

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Causes of Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

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Prognosis for Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

Prognosis for Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia: The prognosis varies depending on the underlying cause and whether symptoms are managed in an appropriate and timely manner.

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Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia, or a subtype of Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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