A 39-year-old member asked:
is autoimmune hemolytic anemia hereditary?
1 doctor answer
Dr. James Ball answered
18 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: It can be due to an underlying autoimmune disorder, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. In this case, the underlying autoimmune disorder may be hereditary; but the autoimmune hemolytic anemia is not hereditary. It is simply the manifestation of the underlying disorder. There are also several causes of autoimmune hemolytic anemia that are not inherited.
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
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