Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia in Patients with Liver Transplants for Primary Biliary Cirrhosis: Three Case Reports and a Review of the Literature

@article{Retana2007AutoimmuneHA,
  title={Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia in Patients with Liver Transplants for Primary Biliary Cirrhosis: Three Case Reports and a Review of the Literature},
  author={Alexandra K Retana and Marshal M Kaplan and John K Erban},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2007},
  volume={102},
  pages={197-200}
}
BACKGROUND:Hemolytic anemia is rare after liver transplant and is usually associated with ABO mistmatch, post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders, or medications.CASE REPORTS:We report three patients who had undergone successful liver transplants for primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) and developed direct antibody test positive autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) several years into uncomplicated post-transplant management. For two of the patients, the hemolysis responded to steroids and… CONTINUE READING