autoimmune hemolytic anemia

n.

Either of two forms of hemolytic anemia involving autoantibodies against red cell antigens; a cold-antibody type, caused by hemagglutinating cold antibody; and a warm-antibody type, due to serum autoantibodies that react with the patient's red blood cells, with antigenic specificity being chiefly in the Rh complex.autoallergic hemolytic anemia

Nearby words

  1. autoicous,
  2. autoignition,
  3. autoignition point,
  4. autoimmune,
  5. autoimmune disease,
  6. autoimmunization,
  7. autoimmunocytopenia,
  8. autoinfection,
  9. autoinfusion,
  10. autoinoculation


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