Pulmonary Thromboembolism Associated With Mixed-Type Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

Mingfeng Lee, Takakazu Higuchi, Ryosuke Koyamada, Sadamu Okada


A 56-year-old woman presented with mixed-type autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) and was complicated with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE). While DVT/PTE has been recently recognized as a complication of AIHA, there has been no reported case of mixed-type AIHA complicated with DVT/PTE. Mixed-type AIHA is a rare subtype of AIHA and both warm- and cold-type autoantibodies were assumed to have contributed to the development of VTE/PTE in the present case. As severe AIHA and PTE share common symptoms, it is important to consider a possibility of the complication of PTE in the management of AIHA patients.

J Hematol. 2016;5(2):70-73
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jh263w


Autoimmune hemolytic anemia; Mixed-type; Deep vein thrombosis; Pulmonary thromboembolism; Complements

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