A Rare Cause of Anaemia in HIV/AIDS

Virmani, Samarth and Bhat, Rama and Rao, Raghavendra and Khanna, Ruchee and Agarwal, Lipisha (2017) A Rare Cause of Anaemia in HIV/AIDS. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 11 (8). OD01-OD02. ISSN 0973-709X

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Abstract

Patients living with HIV are commonly diagnosed with anaemia which can have various aetiologies. However, one of the rare causes of anaemia in such patients is Auto Immune Haemolytic Anaemia (AIHA), which is difficult to diagnose due to the absence of reticulocytosis in HIV patients. Such patients can be treated with corticosteroids which can gradually be tapered off over a period of time. The following is a case of a 52-year-old male living with HIV who was diagnosed to have AIHA and was successfully treated with steroids.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corticosteroids; haemolytic anaemia; reticulocytosis.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 10:57
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2017 10:57
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/149519

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