A Rare Cause of Anaemia in HIV/AIDSCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Raghavendra Rao,
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medcical College, Manipal-576104, Karnataka, India.
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.
Corticosteroids, Haemolytic anaemia, Reticulocytosis
Samarth Virmani, Rama Bhat, Raghavendra Rao, Ruchee Khanna, Lipisha Agarwal. A RARE CAUSE OF ANAEMIA IN HIV/AIDS. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 August [cited: 2017 Oct 19 ]; 11:OD01-OD02. Available from
Date of Submission: Mar 21, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Apr 11, 2017
Date of Acceptance: May 20, 2017
Date of Publishing: Aug 01, 2017
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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