hemolytic anemia


Definition of hemolytic anemia

: anemia caused by excessive destruction (as in infection or sickle cell anemia) of red blood cells

Examples of hemolytic anemia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dapsone can also cause side effects, including hemolytic anemia, which is when red blood cells are destroyed faster than they can be made. Jessica Migala, Health.com, 7 June 2021 The application instead mentions conditions like deafness, blindness and disorders like hemolytic anemia. Jessica Hill, USA TODAY, 12 Mar. 2012 The drugs can also lead to hemolytic anemia among people with a common genetic condition that prompts red blood cells to break down faster than they can be made. Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2020 Cold agglutinin disease is a type of autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA), which causes a person’s immune system to harm red blood cells. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, 25 Sep. 2019 Because Babesia parasites infect red blood cells, babesiosis can cause hemolytic anemia (from the destruction of red blood cells). Gregory B. Hladky, courant.com, 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of hemolytic anemia

1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Hemolytic anemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemolytic%20anemia. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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Medical Definition of hemolytic anemia

: anemia caused by excessive destruction (as in chemical poisoning, infection, or sickle cell anemia) of red blood cells

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