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Why It Is Said That Cephalosporins Can Cause Hemolytic Anemia
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
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 ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mother had lupus and died suddenly of autoimmune hemolytic anemia that caused cardiogenic shock.Is that a lupus thing or do I need 2 worry. I have ra?
Is going into surgery with slight hemolytic anemia dangerous? My dad is having holep surgery. His Benicar may be causing the 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low blood count is also known as Anemia. Anemia is a condition in which the body has a decreased amount of healthy red blood cells, which normally provide oxygen to body tissues. Common causes may include certain medications, chronic diseases such as cancer, a poor ...Read more
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