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How is dapsone induced hemolytic anemia treated?

How is dapsone induced hemolytic anemia treated?

Stopping dapsone: The best way to treat Dapsone related anemia is by discontinuing dapsone. Dapsone causes hemolytic anemia which is dose-dependent and can be stopped only with discontinuing the drug. Usual practice is to use the lowest possible doses of Dapsone and support with vitamin E and folic acid. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Can hemolytic anemia be treated?

Can hemolytic anemia be treated?

Yes: Hemolytic anemia can be due to multiple causes such as medications, infections, cancers, autoimmune disorders, etc. Depending on the cause treatments can be done such as stopping causative drugs, treating infections or cancers, starting folic acid, sometimes transfusing blood, etc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hemolytic anemia?

Varies: Some people may be asymptomatic, others may have weakness, fatigue, fast heart rate, tire easily with exercise, shortness of breath with exercise, etc. Any form of anemia has to be diagnosed by a physician who will take a blood sample and run lab work. Once the cause of the anemia is properly diagnosed, it can be treated and the symptoms alleviated. ...Read more

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What groups are at risk for hemolytic anemia?

Varies: Inherited hemolytic anemias such as sickle cell, thalassemias can run in families and are more common in african americans, hispanics, asian indians for example. Acquired hemolytic anemias can be associated with blood cancer patients, patients with autoimmune disorders, infections (hiv, hepatitis), etc. ...Read more

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What is the general outcome for hemolytic anemia?

Depends: There are basically two type of hemolytic anemia - congenital (your born with it) or acquired (you get it all of a sudden). Many acquired hemolytic anemias will run there course. The congenital hemolytic anemias will likely require some treatment and may never go away completely. ...Read more

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Can hemolytic anemia be prevented?

Possibly: Hemolytic anemia may have numerous causes including toxins, infections, genetic diseases, autoimmune diseases, drugs, certain types of food, etc. So theoretically if you know what the cause is then it can be avoided. Therefore an adequate diagnostic workup by your doctor is necessary. ...Read more

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Is autoimmune hemolytic anemia hereditary?

Is autoimmune hemolytic anemia hereditary?

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. ...Read more

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How is autoimmune hemolytic anemia diagnosed?

How is autoimmune hemolytic anemia diagnosed?

Bloodwork: An examination may reveal an enlarged spleen. Tests include: direct coombs' test hemoglobin in the urine indirect coombs' test red blood cell count and serum hemoglobin reticulocyte count serum bilirubin levels serum haptoglobin. ...Read more

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Can a person with hemolytic anemia donate blood?

Can a person with hemolytic anemia donate blood?

Unwise.: If you have hemolytic anemia, you probably need to keep all the blood cells you've got! there are many different causes for hemolytic anemia. Check with your local red cross to find out if you qualify. ...Read more

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