Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA) Treatment
Warm AIHA:
1) ...
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Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA) Treatment
Warm AIHA:
1) Steroids - 1-2 mg/kg prednisone daily
   • Until Hgb > 10, no more hemolysis
   • Med duration 8.5 mo!
2) +/- Rituximab, esp if severe disease
If relapse, not responding > 3 weeks of steroids: Ritux, IVIg, Splenectomy, MMF, cyclophosphamide, azathioprine

Cold AIHA:
 • Warm the patient
 • If you need to temporize: Plasmapheresis or IVIg
 • Polyclonal:
    - Infection → support, often self limited
    - Rheum → treat underlying condition
 • Monoclonal:
    - Rituximab, Bortezomib, Bendamustine

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Dr. Gerald Diaz
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