autoimmune hemolytic anemia

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autoimmune hemolytic anemia

[¦ȯd·ō·i¦myün ‚hē·mə¦lid·ik ə′nēm·yə]
(immunology)
An autoimmune disease in which antibodies initiate complement lysis of red blood cells.
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O'Brien TA, Eastlund T, Peters Ch, Neglia JP, Defor T, Ramsay NK, Scott Baker K: Autoimmune haemolytic anaemia complicating haematopoietic cell transplantation in paediatric patients: High incidente and significant mortality in unrelated donor transplants for non-malignant diseases.
Approach to anaemia in HIV Reduced red cell production Increased red cell loss Related to HIV Related to HIV Infection Haemolysis HIV itself, mycobacteriae, TTP, autoimmune haemolytic anaemia parvovirus, fungi Malignancy Blood loss High-grade NHL, HL Gastrointestinal, high-grade NHL, Kaposi sarcoma, infection (CMV, Drugs Candida) Zidovudine, co-trimoxazole, isoniazid Hypersplenism Anaemia of chronic disease Infection, lymphoma Unrelated to HIV Unrelated to HIV Haematinic deficiencies Haemolysis Iron, vitamin [B.
Autoimmune haemolytic anaemia is more common in HIV-infected patients than in HIV-negative patients.
A study from Denmark reported a case of severe anaemia caused by B19 infection in a patient with autoimmune haemolytic anaemia and a B-cell NHL on detection sharply increased B19 viral load, reticulocytopenia and shortened erythrocyte life-span which are suggestive of a primary parvovirus infection (12).
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