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Is autoimmune hemolytic anemia hereditary?

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Dr. James Ball
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ball
Dr. James Ball
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