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Pediatric Anemia (hemolytic)

Key points about hemolytic anemia in children

  • Hemolytic anemias are a group of conditions in which red blood cells are destroyed.
  • Hemolytic anemia may be an inherited condition or it may be from autoimmune conditions, infections, cancers or medicines.
  • Many children do not need treatment. If they do, common treatments are blood transfusions, steroids and other medicines. 

Prevention and Risk Assessment

  • What is hemolytic anemia in children?
  • What causes hemolytic anemia in a child?
  • When should I call my child's health care provider?

Diagnosis

  • How is hemolytic anemia diagnosed in a child?
  • What are the symptoms of hemolytic anemia in a child?

Treatment

  • How is hemolytic anemia treated in a child?
  • What are possible complications of hemolytic anemia in a child?
  • How can I help my child live with hemolytic anemia?
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Naomi Luban

Naomi Luban

Director, Blood Donor Center
Medical Director, Office of Protection of Human Subjects
Chair, Institutional Review Board
Hematologist
Laboratory Medicine Specialist
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