Vanamala A. Alwar

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BACKGROUND Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) results from red cell destruction due to circulating autoantibodies against red cell membrane antigens. They are classified etiologically into primary and secondary AIHAs. A positive direct antiglobulin test (DAT) is the hallmark of diagnosis for AIHA. METHODS AND RESULTS One hundred and seventy-five AIHA(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of a peripheral smear examination as a screening tool for β-thalassemia trait. MATERIALS AND METHODS 17 623 Leishman-stained peripheral smears were evaluated during the period from July 2006 to September 2007. The following parameters were studied: hemoglobin, red blood cell count, mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular(More)
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