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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Autoimmune hemolytic anemia preceding Sjogren's syndrome.
Rituximab has been shown to diminish hemolysis in children with autoimmune hemolytic anemia.
Primary sinusoidal lymphoma of the liver revealed by autoimmune hemolytic anemia.
org ) is to honor the memory of Henry by building awareness of best medical practices for treating the illness autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA), which caused Henry's death at age 25 in November 2009.
A 36-year-old woman with severe autoimmune hemolytic anemia was sent to me from the Netherlands, who was treated for more than 1.
The study looked for autoimmune conditions such as immune thrombocytopenia, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, Hashimoto's disease, Graves' disease, multiple sclerosis, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, other demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system, vaccine-associated demyelination, Guillain-Barre syndrome, neuromyelitis optica, optic neuritis and uveitis.
The patient was a 24-year-old woman with a 2-year history of systemic lupus erythematosus, a history of central nervous system (CNS) involvement in the recent past, and autoimmune hemolytic anemia.
Potential etiologies of autoimmune hemolytic anemia were ruled out (tests for HIV, autoimmune hepatitis and cryoglobulins assay were negative).
The most common causes of IgG-mediated hemolysis are warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia (WAIHA) and delayed hemolytic transfusion reaction (DHTR).
I would like to make few comments on the Sarper and her colleagues' article entitled "Management of autoimmune hemolytic anemia in children and adolescents: a single center experience" published in the recent issue of the Journal (2011;28:198-20.
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