What are the possible causes of acquired hemolytic anemias?

Updated: Oct 08, 2018
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Acquired hemolytic disorders occur in a large number of disease states and can vary considerably in severity. In addition, hemolysis may be observed as a result of physical injury to the RBC or following exposure to drugs, chemicals, or venoms. In many patients, the etiology of the hemolytic disorder is apparent because of other manifestations of the disease (eg, infections, collagen vascular disease).


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