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Autoimmune hemolytic anemia in ulcerative colitis: report of three cases, review of the literature, and evaluation of modes of therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  456215     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three cases of autoimmune hemolytic anemia in association with idiopathic ulcerative colitis are reported; the literature is reviewed; and therapeutic modalities are considered. Successful treatment is shown to have resulted with steroids alone, steroids and immunosuppressives, splenectomy, and colectomy. It is concluded that moderate or severe hemolysis should be treated first with high-dose corticosteriods; if unsuccessful, immunosuppressive therapy may be added or a splenectomy performed. Finally, total colectomy should be reserved for fulminant colitis and its complications and is not indicated solely for hemolysis.
A R Altman; C Maltz; H D Janowitz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestive diseases and sciences     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0163-2116     ISO Abbreviation:  Dig. Dis. Sci.     Publication Date:  1979 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-09-25     Completed Date:  1979-09-25     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902782     Medline TA:  Dig Dis Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  282-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use
Anemia, Hemolytic, Autoimmune / etiology*,  immunology,  therapy
Colitis, Ulcerative / complications*,  immunology
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenal Cortex Hormones

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