U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Logan, UT
A 22-year-old female asked:

Could slow onset autoimmune hemolytic anemia potentially go undisguised for a long time? over a year of fuo, fatigue, pale, low normal labs, coombs +, warm antibodies. transfusion needed after 400 ml loss in surgery. (hgb was 6, hct 19%) no answers.

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
No answers: is sometimes the case with FUO, the longer it stays the less likely an answer is found.It is mainly due to infections, auto-immune disorders or malignancy, but for one year any of those would have been discovered. You don't seem to have auto-immune hemolytic anemia though, at any rate I trust that your treating doctors explored all the possibilities to reach a diagnosis, trust them, the Dx is FUO
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Feb 25, 2017


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.