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 for autoimmune hemolytic anemia

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

(Decadron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
24
Treatment name(s)

(Prednisone Intensol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
70

Data from patients with autoimmune hemolytic anemia, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during 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)

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

(Prednisone Intensol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
agitation weight gain
Total evaluations
1
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with autoimmune hemolytic anemia, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has autoimmune hemolytic anemia on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 67 say autoimmune hemolytic anemia is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 11
30s 18
40s 33
50s 29
60s 29
70+ 17
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 10
20-29 years 10
30-39 years 18
40-49 years 10
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 4
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 31
Female 112

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 79
Not Diagnosed 12

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