Hemolytic disease of the newborn is a problem because the baby can become significantly anemic, which causes further complications. Treatments are available for this condition.Author: April Kahn And Rachel Nall.
Anyone can develop HUS, but it is most common in young children.In many cases, HUS is caused by infection with certain strains of Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria. The first symptom of this form of HUS is several days of diarrhea, which is often but not always bloody.. HUS may also be caused by other infections, certain medications or conditions such as pregnancy, cancer or autoimmune disease.
Autoimmune hemolysis might be a precursor of later onset systemic lupus erythematosus. The terminology used in this disease is somewhat ambiguous. Although MeSH uses the term "autoimmune hemolytic anemia", some sources prefer the term "immunohemolytic anemia" so drug reactions can be included in this category.Specialty: Hematology.
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia is an uncommon group of disorders that can occur at any age. These disorders affect women more often than men. About half of the time, the cause of autoimmune hemolytic anemia cannot be determined (idiopathic autoimmune hemolytic anemia).