An overview of immune hemolytic anemias
Ronald E. Domen, MD
Director, Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Processing Laboratory, Department of Clinical Pathology, Cleveland Clinic; Associate Professor of Pathology, Ohio State University College of Medicine
Address: Ronald E. Domen, MD, Section of Transfusion Medicine, L-20, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195; email@example.com
Often patients with immune hemolytic anemias present with symptoms that are common in anemia of any cause. In the different types of immune hemolytic anemia, red blood cells are destroyed by processes mediated by antibodies. This article reviews the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of this group of diseases.