How do you treat hemolytic anemia

Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)

Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) is a rare disease of the immune system in children and adolescents. It is associated with anemia. In this text you will find information about the clinical picture of AIHA, the causes, the forms of the disease, the symptoms, the diagnosis, the therapy and the prognosis.

Author: Dr. med. Joachim Kunz, created on: 02/28/2012, editing: Ingrid Gr√ľneberg, approval: PD Dr. med. Gesche Tallen, Prof. Dr. med. Ursula Creutzig, last changed: June 20, 2018

Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) is a rare disease of the immune system in children and adolescents. It is associated with anemia.
The following informational text is aimed at patients with an AIHA, their families, friends, teachers and other caregivers, as well as the general public. It is intended to help us better understand this disease, the options for treating it, and the problems and needs of the patients concerned. Our information does not replace the necessary clarifying discussions with the treating physicians and other employees of the treatment team; however, they can help to prepare these conversations and to understand them better.

Notengen to the text: The information contained in this patient text has been created primarily on the basis of the literature given below and taking into account the current guidelines on anemia diagnostics in childhood. The text was checked by the editors specified above in April 2018 and released for posting on the Internet for a period of five years. It should be checked again and updated after this period has expired.

Note:: Please note that the following are general information and recommendations. Many therapy recommendations have to be decided on a case-by-case basis by a team of specialists. Your treatment team will inform you of the measures that apply to your child.

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Guideline for anemia diagnostics in childhood

This guideline, written for physicians, provides further information on diagnosing childhood anemia. To the guideline

Technical literature at a glance

A compilation of important specialist literature on the AIHA, which is primarily aimed at doctors. To specialist literature