Hemolytic anemia is a form of anemia due to hemolysis, the abnormal breakdown of red blood cells (RBCs), either in the blood vessels (intravascular hemolysis) or elsewhere in the human body (extravascular). It has numerous possible causes, ranging from relatively harmless to life-threatening. The general classification of hemolytic anemia is either inherited or acquired. Treatment depends on the cause and nature of the breakdown.Source: Wikipedia
Within all the people who go to their doctor with hemolytic anemia, 47% report having fatigue, 41% report having cough, and 25% report having weakness. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of hemolytic anemia are swollen abdomen and stomach bloating, although you may still have hemolytic anemia without those symptoms.
Patients with hemolytic anemia often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, glucose measurement, electrolytes panel, hemoglobin a1c measurement, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), other therapeutic procedures and other therapeutic procedures on eyelids; conjunctiva; cornea .
|Hematologic tests (Blood test)|
|Complete blood count (Cbc)|
|Glucose measurement (Glucose level)|
|Hemoglobin A1c measurement (Hemoglobin a1c test)|
|Other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation)||$101|
|Other therapeutic procedures||$17|
|Other therapeutic procedures on eyelids; conjunctiva; cornea||$962|
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with hemolytic anemia include prednisone, folic acid, rituximab, fenofibrate (tricor), vitamin b 12, prochlorperazine (compro), tacrolimus (prograf), epoetin alfa (procrit), sennosides, usp (perdiem), doxazosin, glimepiride, ascorbic acid and spironolactone .
|Vitamin B 12||$6|
|Epoetin Alfa (Procrit)||$804|
|Sennosides, Usp (Perdiem)||$9|
Groups of people at highest risk for hemolytic anemia include race/ethnicity = other, age 75+ years and age 60-74 years.