A rare cause of anaemia in HIV/AIDS

Samarth Virmani, Rama Bhat, Raghavendra Rao, Ruchee Khanna, Lipisha Agarwal

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Abstract

Patients living with HIV are commonly diagnosed with anaemia which can have various aetiologies. However, one of the rare causes of anaemia in such patients is Auto Immune Haemolytic Anaemia (AIHA), which is difficult to diagnose due to the absence of reticulocytosis in HIV patients. Such patients can be treated with corticosteroids which can gradually be tapered off over a period of time. The following is a case of a 52-year-old male living with HIV who was diagnosed to have AIHA and was successfully treated with steroids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)OD01-OD02
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Volume11
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-08-2017

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  • Clinical Biochemistry

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