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Transfusing the Patient with Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

  • Lawrence D. Petz
    Corresponding author: Divison of Medicine, City of Hope National Medical Center, 1500 East Duarte Road, Duarte, California 91010
    Chairman, Division of Medicine, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California
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      Because the problems relating to blood transfusion in patients with autoimmune hemolytic anemia vary depending on the specific type of disease (warm antibody AHA, cold agglutinin syndrome, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria), definitive diagnosis is crucial. Blood should never be considered to be contraindicated, even though the compatibility test may be strongly incompatible, without also considering such critical factors as the progression of the anemia.
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