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sábado, 20 de agosto de 2016

Hemolytic Anemias

emDocs - August 19, 2016 - Authors: Robertson J, Brem E and Koyfman A - Editor: Long B
Hemolytic anemia is defined as the premature destruction of red blood cells (RBCs). Under normal conditions, the RBCs are in circulation approximately 120 days and then are destroyed via the mononuclear phagocyte system. The most pressing concerns for the emergency medicine physician are the acute hemolytic anemias that may cause immediate, life-threatening complications. The primary goal for the EM physician is of course, resuscitation. However, an important secondary goal is for the provider is recognition of the hemolytic process and initiation of appropriate therapy. Some anemias are chronic, while others can cause acute and devastating complications. Hemolysis can occur extravascularly or intravascularly, and typically, intravascular hemolysis causes more rapid and devastating hemolysis.."