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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Resolution of severe Donath-Landsteiner autoimmune hemolytic anemia temporally associated with institution of plasmapheresis.
The extreme rarity of autoimmune hemolytic anemia secondary to anti-A or anti-B antibodies indicates that the deletion occurs early in ontogeny, because the embryo begins to synthesize A and B substances at 5 weeks of gestation.
While type 3 groups comprises with autoimmune thyroid disease, myasthenia gravis, thymoma, Sjogren's syndrome, pernicious anemia, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), Addison's disease, diabetes, vitiligo, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and dermatitis herpetiformis.
We present a case of 10 years old male child who other than having compound heterozygosity for HbD and Beta trait had had autoimmune hemolytic anemia, the combination is something not very commonly witnessed5.
4%) who presented with autoimmune hemolytic anemia and 1 case (3.
Classification and clinical characteristics of autoimmune hemolytic anemias.
However, azathioprine, (6,7) cyclophosphamide, (6) and methotrexate (12) have been used in cases of autoimmune hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and agranulocytosis associated with Sjogren's syndrome.
Severe autoimmune hemolytic anemia in a patient with chronic hepatitis C during treatment with peginterferon alfa-2a and ribavirin.
Chronic autoimmune thyroidism (Hashimoto's), as well as immunogenic hyperthyroidism (Graves-Basedow) are frequently associated with autoimmune diseases of other organs, such as: chronic insufficiency of salivary glands (Sjogren's), autoimmune hemolytic anemia, megalocytic pernicious anemia, thrombocytopenia, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes mellitus (more often type 2, but also type 1), and other autoimmune diseases such as systemic diseases of connecting tissue (Systemic Lupus erythematosus-SLE, Sclerodermia) (1,4).
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia responding poorly to corticosteroid therapy.
We report a case of severe autoimmune hemolytic anemia secondary to Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection in a 29-year-old man.
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