Autoimmune hemolytic anemia

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What is autoimmune hemolytic anemia?

Autoimmune hemolytic anemia is a type of hemolytic anemia where the body's immune system attacks its own red blood cells (RBCs), leading to their destruction (hemolysis).

Common symptoms reported by people with autoimmune hemolytic anemia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with autoimmune hemolytic anemia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Benlysta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Calcium 600 plus D)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Decadron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with autoimmune hemolytic anemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with autoimmune hemolytic anemia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
agitation weight gain
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Benlysta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Calcium 600 plus D)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) sleepiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Decadron)
Perceived effectiveness
for autoimmune hemolytic anemia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
difficulty staying asleep episodic dizziness 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with autoimmune hemolytic anemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has autoimmune hemolytic anemia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 9
30s 18
40s 30
50s 25
60s 23
70+ 10
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 9
20-29 years 10
30-39 years 17
40-49 years 9
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 4
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 27
Female 96

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 74
Not Diagnosed 12

These charts show data from autoimmune hemolytic anemia patients who have completed their condition history
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