Pathology Consultation on Drug-induced Hemolytic Anemia

Arand Pierce, MD; Theresa Nester, MD


Am J Clin Pathol. 2011;136(1):7-12. 

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DIIHA is a rare but serious complication that is often underdiagnosed. This consult will outline the current state of knowledge regarding DIIHA with the aim of answering the following:

  • What drugs are most commonly implicated in DIIHA?

  • What are the mechanisms of DIIHA?

  • How is DIIHA diagnosed?

  • What is the recommended management of DIIHA?


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