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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more


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Why it is said that cephalosporins can cause hemolytic anemia?

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Autoimmune reaction: Cephalosporins interact with red blood cell membranes. The body can sometimes produce antibodies against cephalosporins that also interact with the surface of red blood cells. These antibodies thus activate the body's immune system to attack its own red blood cells, causing hemolytic anemia. This is a rare but severe side effect of cephalosporins. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with hemolytic anemia caused by malaria. Can it be cured?

I was diagnosed with hemolytic anemia caused by malaria.  Can it be cured?

Yes: Malaria symptoms show up a week to a few months after being infected by a mosquito bite. With treatment, the symptoms should go away in a couple of weeks. However, without treatment, and depending on the strain of malaria parasite, an infected person can have symptoms for a few years, up to a few decades. The person develops immunity over time, and his symptoms may decrease as the years go by. ...Read more

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Feels dizzy back of head. Example; sharp turn as passenger in car can cause feeling and can last hours. Worse lying down. Has minor Hemolytic anemia?

Feels dizzy back of head. Example; sharp turn as passenger in car can cause feeling and can last hours. Worse lying down. Has minor Hemolytic anemia?

BPPV?: Maybe benign paroxysmal postural vertigo. BPPV is very common, occuring sometimes in up to 5% of the population. It's most frequent in older persons but can occur at any age. Just as certain positions or movements can trigger it, positional procedures usually can reverse it quickly. Unrelated to anemia, hemolytic or other. Google BPPV for lots of websites; the Wikipedia article is pretty good. ...Read more

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Can hemolytic anemia cause low blood vol. Thereby causing autonomic dysfunction? Does body see hemolysis as trauma thereby triggering stress hormones?

Can hemolytic anemia cause low blood vol. Thereby causing autonomic dysfunction? Does body see hemolysis as trauma thereby triggering stress hormones?

Whoa: Hemolytic anemia won't affect blood volume but will affect oxygen carrying capacity. Further, if the cause is microangiopathy, lupus, malaria, or any of a variety of others, there may be a huge number of different problems. I'm glad you have an inquiring mind, but there's no need to invoke "stress hormones"; you'd do well to stop reading "pop" explanations if someone's actually seriously sick. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hemolytic anemia?

What is the definition or description of: hemolytic anemia?

RBC breakdown: Hemolytic anemia is where red blood cells are destroyed too quickly. There are many possibilities that would cause this rbc breakdown. Antibodies, abnormal rbc membranes (spherocytosis), abnormal hemoglobins (sickle cell, thalassemia), abnormal rbc enzymes. If hemolytic anemia is is suspected, many tests may be ordered to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What happens during a hemolytic anemia investigation?

What happens during a hemolytic anemia investigation?

Cause of hemolysis: Once hemolysis is thought to be occurring, the cause is saught. The causes are many. Some are inherent to the red blood cell (sickle cell, spherocytosis, thalassemia, g6pd deficiency). Some are from antibodies. Some are from other causes of destruction within the blood vessels (mechanical heart valves, hemolytic uremic syndrome). This work up is quite involved. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Greilich
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Clozapine (Definition)

Clozapine is a serotonin-dopamine receptor blocker which is a kind of atypical anti-psychotic drug (drug ...Read more


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Clozaril (Definition)

Clozaril is a serotonin-dopamine receptor blocker which is a kind of atypical anti-psychotic drug (drug ...Read more