Sima Desai

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Autoimmune hemolytic anemia

Autoimmune hemolytic anemia I. Problem/Condition. Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) is a relatively uncommon condition with a prevalence of 17:100,000 people. Autoimmune hemolytic anemia is characterized by an abnormal antibody response to red blood cells resulting in hemolysis. AIHA encompasses three categories: warm autoimmune induced hemolytic anemia (wAIHA), cold agglutinin disease (CAD), and drug induced hemolytic…


Glomerulonephritis I. Problem/Condition. Glomerulonephritis (GN) is a condition characterized by acute inflammation of glomeruli. This category can be divided into infectious and non-infectious etiologies. Glomerulonephritis results in acute kidney injury and a urinalysis demonstrating hematuria, dysmorphic red blood cells, red blood cell casts and proteinuria. Infectious causes of GN are characterized by white blood cells…

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