What is Hemolytic Anemia?
Hemolytic Anemia is a condition where RBCs undergo premature destruction.
a. Abnormalities of RBC interior.
b. RBC membranes abnormalities.
a. Enlarged spleen.
b. Immune factors.
c. Mechanical trauma.
d. Direct toxic effects: Malaria
The RBC has a life span of about 120 days. Hence premature destruction maybe
(i) Moderate hemolysis (RBC life span reduced to 20-40 days)
(ii) Severe hemolysis (RBC life span reduced to 5-20 days)
Clinical Features of Hemolytic Anemia
1. Anemia, pallor.
2. Weakness, fatigue, listlessness.
Management of Hemolytic Anemia
Consult a doctor.