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 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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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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