Is hemolytic anemia more common in males or females?

Updated: May 27, 2021
  • Author: Srikanth Nagalla, MD, MS, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Answer

Most cases of hemolytic anemia are not sex specific. However, AIHA is slightly more likely to occur in females than in males. G6PD deficiency is an X-linked recessive disorder. Therefore, males are usually affected, and females are carriers.


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