Autoimmune hemolytic anemia and giant cell hepatitis: Report of three infants.

@article{nal2010AutoimmuneHA,
  title={Autoimmune hemolytic anemia and giant cell hepatitis: Report of three infants.},
  author={Şule {\"U}nal and Barış Kuşkonmaz and Necati Balamtekin and G{\"o}khan Baysoy and Selin Aytaç Elmas and D. Atesalp Orhan and G{\"u}lsev Kale and Aysel Y{\"u}ce and Figen G{\"u}rakan and Fatma G{\"u}mr{\"u}k and Mualla Çetin},
  journal={Turkish journal of haematology : official journal of Turkish Society of Haematology},
  year={2010},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={
          308-13
        }
}
Giant cell hepatitis associated with direct Coombs' test-positive hemolytic anemia is a rare condition of childhood and the pathogenesis remains unclear. An autoimmune activation and loss of self-tolerance in these patients may be the underlying pathology related to the response of some of the patients to immunosuppressive treatment. Herein, we report the clinical presentation and course of three consecutive patients with this rare condition. We conclude that serum ferritin at diagnosis may be… CONTINUE READING

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