Hemolytic anemia history and symptoms

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Shyam Patel [2]

Overview

The symptoms of hemolysis mostly relate to (1) red blood cell loss and (2) release of hemoglobin and its breakdown products into the circulation. The breakdown products of hemoglobin will accumulate in the blood causing jaundice and be excreted in the urine causing the urine to become dark brown in color.

Symptoms

Some of the symptoms include[1]:

Past Medical History

Certain aspects of the medical history can suggest a cause for hemolysis.

References

  1. Packman CH (2015). "The Clinical Pictures of Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia". Transfus Med Hemother. 42 (5): 317–24. doi:10.1159/000440656. PMC 4678314. PMID 26696800.



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