What is the prognosis 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 prognosis for patients with hemolytic anemia depends on the underlying cause.

Overall, mortality rates are low in hemolytic anemias. However, the risk is greater in older patients and patients with cardiovascular impairment.

Morbidity depends on the etiology of the hemolysis and the underlying disorder, such as sickle cell anemia or malaria.


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