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Can alcohol consumption cause hemolysis?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Zieve's syndrome

Although quite a rare illness, there is something called Zieve's syndrome, wherein alcohol consumption can lead to hemolysis.
The mechanism of hemolysis in Zieve's syndrome is not entirely understood. Alcohol is a toxin, and has damaging effects to the body -which is really too bad. Hopefully you can get some help, as hemolytic anemia can be bad news, as well as the liver problems etc with alcohol

In brief: Zieve's syndrome

Although quite a rare illness, there is something called Zieve's syndrome, wherein alcohol consumption can lead to hemolysis.
The mechanism of hemolysis in Zieve's syndrome is not entirely understood. Alcohol is a toxin, and has damaging effects to the body -which is really too bad. Hopefully you can get some help, as hemolytic anemia can be bad news, as well as the liver problems etc with alcohol
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