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Acquired hemolytic anemia

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Acquired hemolytic anemia

Acquired hemolytic anemia
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 D59
ICD-9 283

Acquired hemolytic anemia can be divided into immune and non-immune mediated forms of hemolytic anemia.


Immune mediated hemolytic anaemia (direct Coombs test is positive)


Non-immune mediated hemolytic anemia (direct Coombs test is negative)

Drug induced hemolysis

Drug induced hemolysis has large clinical relevance. It occurs when drugs actively provoke red blood cell destruction. It can be divided in the following manner:

A total of four mechanisms are usually described, but there is some evidence that these mechanisms may overlap.[1]


  1. ^ Wright MS (1999). "Drug-induced hemolytic anemias: increasing complications to therapeutic interventions". Clin Lab Sci 12 (2): 115–8.  
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