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Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia - A Short Review of the Literature, with a Focus on Elderly Patients | Abstract
Journal of Hematology & Thromboembolic Diseases

Journal of Hematology & Thromboembolic Diseases
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ISSN: 2329-8790

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Abstract

Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia - A Short Review of the Literature, with a Focus on Elderly Patients

Zulfiqar AA, Mahdi R, Mourot-Cottet R, Pennaforte JL, Novella JL and Andrès E

Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) is the most common extracorpuscular hemolytic anemia. AIHAs are related to the presence of autoantibodies directed against components of the erythrocyte membrane. To date, data related to AIHA are rare, primarily from retrospective studies of small effective. To our knowledge, data related to AIHA in elderly subjects are almost non-existent. Thus, we report our experience of 10 consecutive patients older than 75 years with a documented AIHA.