Neelam Taneja-Uppal, MD; Sindee Rappaport, MD; Barbara J. Berger, MD; Esmond Davidson, MD; James J. Rahal, MD
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To the Editor: Puppo and colleagues (1) reported a case of autoimmune hemolytic anemia in a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) seropositive, asymptomatic person. We have also seen two otherwise asymptomatic patients with autoimmune hemolytic anemia. A 35-year-old white man, known to be HIV seropositive was admitted on 7 November 1988 because of weight loss, weakness, diarrhea, and vomiting. He had not been taking medication. On examination he was afebrile, normotensive, and had generalized lymphadenopathy and hepatomegaly. Laboratory values were as follows: leukocyte count, 4200 mm—3; hemoglobin, 9.1 g/dL; hematocrit, 26.6% with normochromic, normocyte indices; platelet count, 138 X 103/mm3; reticulocyte
Taneja-Uppal N, Rappaport S, Berger BJ, et al. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection and Hemolytic Anemia. Ann Intern Med. 1989;111:340–341. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-111-4-340
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;111(4):340-341.
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