immune hemolysis


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Related to immune hemolysis: haemolytic anaemia, AIHA

im·mune he·mol·y·sis

the type of hemolysis caused by complement when erythrocytes have been sensitized by specific complement-fixing antibody.
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One case, a 38-year-old man with blood group A who had been allotransplanted for multiple myeloma with PBPCs from his fully-matched sister with blood group O, developed severe immune hemolysis on day 9.
If any findings in Phases 1 through 3 reveal a transfusion error or if transfusion-related hemolysis is strongly suspected, creatinine, BUN, bilirubin, and other testing may be done to support the diagnosis of immune hemolysis.
The very complete blood bank section has an updated section on transfusion-transmitted diseases, as well as a new chapter on immune hemolysis.