Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) is characterized by shortened red cell survival caused by autoantibodies directed against RBC surface antigens, with or without the participation o...
Tachycardia, systolic flow murmur, S3 gallop
Orthostasis in ...
In IgG-mediated disease, steroids have been shown to interfere with macrophage Fc and C3b receptors responsible for RBC destruction. In addition...
Hemoglobin level q4h–q12h (depending on severity) until stable
Reticulocyte count: daily
Spleen size: daily
Barros MMO, Blajchman MA, Bordin JO. Warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia: recent progress in understanding the immunobiology and treatment. Transfus Med Rev. 2010;24(3):195–210. ...
283.0 Autoimmune hemolytic anemias
D59.1 Other autoimmune hemolytic anemias
D59.0 Drug-induced autoimmune hemolytic anemia
413603009 Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (disorder)
Q: Will the anemia go away?
A: Children with cold autoantibodies tend to have short-lived illness, whereas children with warm antibodies often have a chronic clinical course characterized by period...
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