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Autoimmune hemolytic anemia in HIV-infected patients: a hospital based study.

Authors
  • Olayemi, E
  • Awodu, O A
  • Bazuaye, G N
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of African Medicine
Publisher
Medknow Publications
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2008
Volume
7
Issue
2
Pages
72–76
Identifiers
PMID: 19143163
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We conclude that in spite of the low frequency of AIHA in HIV/AIDS patients, the fact that most patients will respond to standard treatment makes it imperative to screen HIV/AIDS patients with anemia for the presence of AIHA. Again since HIV/A IDS patients with AIHA may have a fatal reaction to red cell transfusion, we suggest that anemic patients with HIV/AIDS in non -emergency situations be screened for the presence of AIHA before receiving red cell transfusions when indicated.

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