How is drug-induced immune hemolytic anemia differentiated from cold agglutinin disease?

Updated: Aug 28, 2018
  • Author: Salman Abdullah Aljubran, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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This condition may also be a source of confusion, particularly when the direct Coombs test result is positive only for complement. However, the specific drug used and low cold-agglutinin titer should help to distinguish drug-induced hemolytic anemia from cold agglutinin disease.


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