hemolytic anemia


Definition of hemolytic anemia

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

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Recent Examples on the Web The application instead mentions conditions like deafness, blindness and disorders like hemolytic anemia. Jessica Hill, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Tom Hanks is now a Greek citizen, but pedophilia has nothing to do with it," 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, "Rita Wilson took chloroquine to fight COVID-19 and didn’t like what it did to her," 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, "This Woman’s Back Rash and Cold Agglutinin Disease Might Have Been Triggered By New York Weather," 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, "Tick-borne Diseases In Connecticut," 6 May 2018

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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 26 Jan. 2021.

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hemolytic anemia


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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