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Secondary Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

Secondary Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia: Introduction

Secondary Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia: Secondary 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. The condition may develop gradually or occur suddenly and cause serious symptoms. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Secondary Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia is available below.

Symptoms of Secondary Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

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

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