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Hemolytic anemia is an inadequate amount of red blood cells, caused
by the rapid destruction of red blood cells in the blood or spleen. Symptoms of
hemolytic anemia may include fever, chills, shortness of breath, and a rapid
Infection, some medicines and other substances, and certain
inherited diseases (such as sickle cell disease) can cause hemolytic anemia.
Treatment for hemolytic anemia varies depending on the cause.
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Joseph O'Donnell, MD - Hematology, Oncology
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