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Primary Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

Primary Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia: Introduction

Primary Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia: Primary autoimmune hemolytic anemia is characterized by an abnormal immune system response. The body's immune system produces antibodies against the body's own red blood cells which leads to the destruction of red blood cells and hence anemia. The secondary form of the condition is the result of an underlying condition such as lupus or hepatitis whereas the primary form has no underlying condition. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Primary Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia is available below.

Symptoms of Primary Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

Treatments for Primary Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

  • 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
  • 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
  • Intravenous immunoglobulin - occasionally used
  • more treatments...»

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  1. Primary Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
 

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