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Can zinadol(cefuroxime) induce hemolytic anemia to g6pd patients? There is a risk of hemolysis with cephalosporins, is it greater for g6pd patients?

Can zinadol(cefuroxime) induce hemolytic anemia to g6pd patients?

There is a risk of hemolysis with cephalosporins, is it greater for g6pd patients?

Not likely a risk: The list of antibiotics to avoid in patients with G6PD deficiency include nitrofurans, sulfonamides and quinones (and chloramphenicol). Some of these are considered to be safe at usual doses for class II and III disease. Cephalosporins should not contribute to hemolysis. ...Read more

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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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Can you explain the hemolytic anemia that results from the pk deficiency?

Can you explain the hemolytic anemia that results from the pk deficiency?

Cell membrane damage: Pyruvate a kinase deficiency results in reduced ability of red cells to make atp -the "energy source" of cells. Atp is also necessary to protect cells from damaging compounds such as free radicals. With decreased energy supply the cell is not able to maintain appropriate concentrations of electrolytes and fluids, becomes distorted or stiff, and then is destroyed in the spleen or liver. ...Read more

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I had a peptic ulcer and now i have anemia what should i do and eat to increase red blood cells and i also have G6PD deficiency ?

Test for H pylori, +: H pylori bacteria are a common cause of peptic ulcers.A 2-week treatment can get rid of it, and eliminate recurrence. Gastric bleeds will give heme positive stools. But the anemia may be from hemolysis caused by exposure to something which causes acute hemolysis (busting open of your fragile red cell membranes) in G6PD deficiency. Serum free hemoglobin will be high. Learn what you must avoid! ...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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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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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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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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What are effective treatments for hemolytic anemia?

What are effective treatments for hemolytic anemia?

Find the cause: You have to find the cause of why the red blood cells are being destroyed ( hemolysed) then target it; certains cause of hemolysis are medication, heredity, malignancy, infection, enlarged slpeen etc... ...Read more

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How are aplastic and hemolytic anemia differentiated?

How are aplastic and hemolytic anemia differentiated?

See below: Aplastic anemia is when the bone marrow stops producing blood cells. Hemolytic anemia is when red blood cells are being destroyed outside of the bone marrow. ...Read more

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