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Pediatric Anemia (hemolytic)

Key points about hemolytic anemia in children

  • Hemolytic anemias are a group of conditions in which red blood cells are destroyed.
  • Hemolytic anemia may be an inherited condition or it may be from autoimmune conditions, infections, cancers or medicines.
  • Many children do not need treatment. If they do, common treatments are blood transfusions, steroids and other medicines. 

Prevention and Risk Assessment



Children's Team

Children's Team


Naomi Luban

Naomi Luban

Vice Chair, Faculty Affairs
Medical Director, Office for Protection of Human Subjects


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