Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Year : 2017 | Month : August | Volume : 11 | Issue : 8 | Page : OD01 - OD02

A Rare Cause of Anaemia in HIV/AIDS

Samarth Virmani, Rama Bhat, Raghavendra Rao, Ruchee Khanna, Lipisha Agarwal

1. Undergraduate Student, Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India. 2. Professor, Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India. 3. Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India. 4. Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India. 5. Undergraduate Student, Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, KarnAtaka, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Raghavendra Rao,
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medcical College, Manipal-576104, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Corticosteroids, Haemolytic anaemia, Reticulocytosis

How to cite this article :

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 Aug 20 ]; 11:OD01-OD02. Available from
http://jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2017&month=August&volume=11&issue=8&page=OD01-OD02&id=10338

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/28560.10338

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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