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hemolytic anemia

[¦hē·mə¦lid·ik ə′nē·mē·ə]
(medicine)
A decrease in the blood concentration of hemoglobin and the number of erythrocytes, due to the inability of the mature erythrocytes to survive in the circulating blood.
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In contrast, HE with transient infantile poikilocytosis and HPP present during the first year of life with severe transfusion dependent haemolytic anaemia. HPP is a severe autosomal recessive disorder.
Two siblings, born after uncomplicated pregnancy form unrelated parents, were studied (Figure 1); the father (AI.1) was reported to have chronic haemolytic anaemia of unknown origin.
To study the clinical profile, age at first presentation and the aetiology of the hereditary haemolytic anaemia and to study the utility of laboratory procedures in the diagnosis of hereditary haemolytic anaemia and to study the complications, treatment protocols and the response to treatment in hereditary haemolytic anaemia.
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura is an important disease entity to consider in any patient presenting with thrombocytopenia and evidence of haemolytic anaemia. With improved access to healthcare and more timely diagnosis, it is now less common to see the classically described pentad of thrombocytopenia, haemolytic anaemia, fever, neurological manifestations and renal dysfunction.!1!
Mycoplasma hemofelis causes a severe haemolytic anaemia in all infected cats and is called as Feline infectious anaemia (Flint et al., 1958, Foley et al., 1998).
Macrocytosis with increased MCV is seen in chronic immune mediated haemolytic anaemia. It is due to an increase in reticulocyte count.
Both patients subsequently developed renal failure with associated anaemia, thrombocytopenia and red cell fragmentation consistent with microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia. The clinical pictures were consistent with thrombotic microangiopathy and are the first reported cases of tiger snake envenomation associated thrombotic microangiopathy.
Response to intravenous immunoglobulin G in an infant with immunoglobulin A-associated autoimmune haemolytic anaemia. Vox Sang 2004;86(2):151-3.
Haemolytic anaemia occurs when the premature destruction of red blood cells outstrips any increase in the reproductive rate in the bone marrow and spleen.
He was treated for haemolytic anaemia, the excessive breakdown of red blood cells which can be caused by toxins such as snake venom.