What causes hemolytic anemia?

Updated: May 27, 2021
  • Author: Srikanth Nagalla, MD, MS, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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A wide range of causes of hemolytic anemia have been documented. [6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 1, 15]  Only the more commonly encountered hemolytic disorders are discussed in this article.

Recent articles have noted that intravenous immunoglobulin G (IVIG) therapy given during pregnancy, [16] the contrast medium iomeprol, [17] and mitral valve replacement [18] can cause hemolysis.


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