What determines the clinical presentation of hemolytic anemia?

Updated: May 27, 2021
  • Author: Srikanth Nagalla, MD, MS, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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The clinical presentation also reflects the underlying cause for hemolysis. For example, sickle cell anemia (see the image below) is associated with painful occlusive crises. (See Presentation.)

Peripheral blood smear with sickled cells at 1000X Peripheral blood smear with sickled cells at 1000X magnification. Image courtesy of Ulrich Woermann, MD.

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