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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.

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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
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