haemolytic anaemia


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he·mo·lyt·ic a·ne·mi·a

(hē'mō-lit'ik ă-nē'mē-ă)
Any anemia resulting from an increased rate of erythrocyte destruction.
Synonym(s): haemolytic anaemia.

haemolytic anaemia

A form of ANAEMIA arising from haemoglobin loss as a result of increased fragility of red blood cells. See also HEREDITARY SPHEROCYTOSIS.

he·mo·lyt·ic a·ne·mi·a

(hē'mō-lit'ik ă-nē'mē-ă)
Anemia due to increased rate of erythrocyte destruction.
Synonym(s): haemolytic anemia.
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The sample consisted of children aged 1 month to 17 years, presenting with clinical symptoms and signs suggestive of haemolytic anaemia and those with peripheral blood smear suggestive of haemolysis.
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When haemolytic anaemia remains severe despite glucocorticoid therapy, or if very large doses are necessary to maintain a reasonable haemoglobin (HB) level, intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) may be tried.
Both patients subsequently developed renal failure with associated anaemia, thrombocytopenia and red cell fragmentation consistent with microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia.
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