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What is hemolytic anemia?

What is hemolytic anemia?

RBC breakdown: There are many possibilities that would cause RBC breakdown. Antibodies, abnormal RBC membranes (spherocytosis), abnormal hemoglobins (sickle cell, thalassemia), abnormal RBC enzymes. If hemolytic ane is suspected, many tests may be ordered. ...Read more

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?

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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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 suspected, many tests may be ordered to determine the cause. ...Read more

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My friend, s baby was diagnosed with hemolytic anemia, and I am wondering what that is?

My friend, s baby was diagnosed with hemolytic anemia, and I am wondering what that is?

Blood destruction: Hemolytic anemia is anemia caused by blood cell destruction. Anemia can generally occur due to decreased red blood cell production or to increased red blood cell destruction. Both of these have many underlying causes. ...Read more

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Can high ldh results come from hemolytic anemia?

Yes it can: Yes it can. Ldh also can be elevated in different setting- for instance- in cancer, meningitis/encephalistis, liver problem, kidney problem, tissue damage/heart attack, certain medication in addition to hemolysis. ...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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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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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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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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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 causes for hemolytic anemia. Check with your local red cross to find out if you qualify. ...Read more

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Can hemolytic anemia cause albumin in the urine?

Can hemolytic anemia cause albumin in the urine?

Indirectly: Yes, if it damages your kidneys, which may then "leak" Albumin in the urine. ...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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Hemolytic anemia diagnosed in laboratory, what to do?

See below: There are a number of conditions in the category of hemolytic anemia, trivial to serious in nature. Your primary care doctor may refer you to a hematologist (blood disease specialist). ...Read more

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Can Hemorrhagic gastritis precipitate hemolytic anemia.

Yes: You have to figure out why you are bleeding into your stomach and if there are any other places where you are bleeding and why and if you are making sufficient replacement blood and if not why not. This can be orchestrated, at least at first by your doc, and if things get really messy by a hematologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Autoimmune hemolytic anemia is what sort of symptoms or problems?

Autoimmune hemolytic anemia is what sort of symptoms or problems?

Tiredness: In autoimmune hemolytic anemia (aiha) red cells get broken open due to destruction by antibodies which attach to the red cell. This leads to anemia and fatigue, tiredness, and sometimes yellow eyes (scleral icterus) and yellow skin (jaundice). ...Read more

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Idiopathic autoimmune hemolytic anemia — what are the chances of dying?

Uncommon. : This would be very uncommon. But it can happen. Definitely take the prescribed medicine and follow up with your doctor regularly. ...Read more

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Are you familiar with autoimmune hemolytic anemia? How to people get it?

Many causes: Certain drugs, certain infections. Also, autoimmune diseases (lupus, rheumatoid). Also, certain malignancies (leukemia, lymphoma). Can also be common after stem cell transplants. ...Read more

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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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What is Coombs negative hemolytic anemia with large granular lymphocytosis.?

What is Coombs negative hemolytic anemia with large granular lymphocytosis.?

Multifactoral: Coombs (-) hemolytic anemia means that you have evidence of hemolysis (RBC fragmentation) that is not immune mediated. Potential causes include medications, artificial valves, microangiopathic causes, and disorders involving the RBC membrane, etc. Large granular lymphocytosis may be reactive or represent a leukemia if absolute levels are 2-20,000 and sustained for >6 mo in your peripheral blood. ...Read more

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Need to know if you would get hemolytic anemia by eating just a piece of peanut?

Need to know if you would get hemolytic anemia by eating just a piece of peanut?

No: Individuals with G-6-PD deficiency can develop episodic hemolytic anemia after ingestion of fava beans. ...Read more

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Can having hemolytic anemia stop me from getting pregnant?

No: The oxygen carrying capacity of your blood, which is what anemia affects, does not affect fertility. However, depending upon how profound your anemia, it may make the pregnancy very difficult and risky. I would definitely correct the anemia before conception and remain in the care of your hematologist to maintain normal hemoglobin levels throughout your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can a patient with hemolytic anemia be injected with gadolinium?

Depends: Certain patients with hemolytic anemia can have increased risk of allergic reactions to contrast used in scans. However, gadolinium has been used commonly in MRI scans in patients with inherited hemolytic anemias such as sickle cell anemias and thalasemias. ...Read more

Dr. James Ball
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Anemia, Hemolytic (Definition)

Occurs when red blood cells are destroyed too quickly. ...Read more