The patient was a Jehovah's Witness and refused transfusion; she was started on solumedrol for a diagnosis of autoimmune hemolytic anemia and immune-mediated thrombocytopenia.
What does HA stand for?
HA stands for Hemolytic Anemia
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- Hearing Assistant
- Heart Attack
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- Heavy Assist (nursing)
- Heidelberg Appeal
- Hells Angels
- Hemagglutination Assay
- Hemaglutinin (glycoprotein on influenza virus)
Samples in periodicals archive:
If a patient develops unexplained fever or hemolytic anemia after a transfusion, babesiosis should be considered as a possible cause, regardless of the season or U.
Despite continued aggressive treatment for presumed autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA), the patient developed progressive hepatic, renal, and respiratory problems with marked acidosis requiring multiple transfusions of platelets and fresh frozen plasma, hemodialysis, and endotracheal intubation.
Immune hemolytic anemia (IHA) results from an immune mediated response to red blood cell (RBC) surface antigens.
Extrinsic nonautoimmune hemolytic anemia due to drugs and toxins.
The Case The patient was a 24-year-old woman with a 2-year history of systemic lupus erythematosus, a history of central nervous system (CNS) involvement in the recent past, and autoimmune hemolytic anemia.
Microscopically, hemosiderin deposits, related to cachexia and/or hemolytic anemia, were observed in those birds harboring oil in the intestine.