An Unusual case of Hemolytic Anemia

  • B L Harikrishnan Jubilee Mission Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala
  • Ashwin K Hari Jubilee Mission Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala
  • P Baburaj Jubilee Mission Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala
Keywords: Drug Induced Hemolytic Anemia, Immune Mediated & Non-Immune Mediated Mechanisms, Penicillin G Induced Hemolysis

Abstract

Incidence of drug induced hemolysis is 12 to 18% of hemolytic anemia. Immune mediated and non immune mediated mechanisms are postulated for drug induced hemolytic anemia. We report a case of penicillin G induced hemolysis in a patient with RHD MS/MR who was on penicillin prophylaxis, who presented with anemia and jaundice.

Author Biographies

B L Harikrishnan, Jubilee Mission Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of General Medicine

Ashwin K Hari, Jubilee Mission Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala

Senior Resident, Department of General Medicine

P Baburaj, Jubilee Mission Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala

Department of General Medicine

Published
2017-09-27
How to Cite
Harikrishnan, B., Hari, A., & Baburaj, P. (2017). An Unusual case of Hemolytic Anemia. Kerala Medical Journal, 10(3), 119-120. Retrieved from https://www.keralamedicaljournal.com/index.php/KMJ/article/view/46