Learn About Hemolysis

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Red blood cells normally live for 110 to 120 days. After that, they naturally break down and are most often removed from the circulation by the spleen.

Some diseases and processes cause red blood cells to break down too soon. This requires the bone marrow to make more red blood cells than normal. The balance between red blood cell breakdown and production determines how low the red blood cell count becomes.

Conditions that can cause hemolysis include:

  • Immune reactions
  • Infections
  • Medicines
  • Toxins and poisons
  • Treatments such as hemodialysis or the use of the heart-lung bypass machine
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What is the definition of Hemolysis?

Hemolysis is the breakdown of red blood cells.

Who are the top Hemolysis Local Doctors?
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Johns Hopkins Health System

Johns Hopkins University

600 N Wolfe St 
Baltimore, MD 21287

Robert Brodsky is a Hematologist and an Oncologist in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Brodsky has been practicing medicine for over 33 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Hemolysis. He is also highly rated in 23 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria, Paroxysmal Cold Hemoglobinuria, Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria, and Hemolysis. He is licensed to treat patients in Maryland. Dr. Brodsky is currently accepting new patients.

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University Of Naples Federico II

Avellino, IT 

Antonio Risitano is in Avellino, Italy. Risitano is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Hemolysis. He is also highly rated in 14 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Paroxysmal Cold Hemoglobinuria, Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria, Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria, and Hemolysis.

 
 
 
 
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University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

University Of Illinois Hospital

1740 W Taylor St 
Chicago, IL 60612

Victor Gordeuk is a Hematologist Oncology doctor in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Gordeuk has been practicing medicine for over 47 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Hemolysis. He is also highly rated in 16 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Sickle Cell Disease, Hemoglobinopathy, Congenital Hemolytic Anemia, and Hemolytic Anemia. He is licensed to treat patients in District of Columbia. Dr. Gordeuk is currently accepting new patients.

What are the latest Hemolysis Clinical Trials?
Characterization Of Acquired Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency In Clonal Myeloid Neoplasms
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Acute Human Parvovirus B19 Infection Triggers Immune-Mediated Transient Bone Marrow Failure Syndrome, Extreme Direct Hyperbilirubinemia and Acute Hepatitis in Patients With Hereditary Hemolytic Anemias: Multicenter Pathophysiological Study
What are the Latest Advances for Hemolysis?
Hemolytic paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria: 20 years of medical progress.
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Who are the sources who wrote this article ?

Published Date : February 06, 2020
Published By : Todd Gersten, MD, Hematology/Oncology, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, Wellington, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

What are the references for this article ?

Gallagher PG. Red blood cell membrane disorders. In: Hoffman R, Benz EJ, Silberstein LE, et al, eds. Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2018:chap 45.

Gregg XT, Prchal JT. Red blood cell enzymopathies. In: Hoffman R, Benz EJ, Silberstein LE, et al, eds. Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2018:chap 44.

Mentzer WC, Schrier SL. Extrinsic nonimmune hemolytic anemias. In: Hoffman R, Benz EJ, Silberstein LE, et al, eds. Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2018:chap 47.

Michel M. Autoimmune and intravascular hemolytic anemias. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman-Cecil Medicine. 26th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 151.