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Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia: Introduction

Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia: Warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia is a condition where the body's immune system triggers the production of antibodies against the body's own red blood cells. The red cells are destroyed at an abnormally rapid rate which leads to anemia. Warm haemolytic anemia is characterized by the fact that the abnormal destruction of red blood cells is more active when the patient is exposed to warm temperatures. 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 Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia is available below.

Symptoms of Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

Treatments for Warm 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. Avoid exposure to excessively warm temperatures
  • Identification and management of precipitating causes eg medication, infection, SLE
  • 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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