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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 89-91

Immune hemolytic anemia in a patient with tuberculous lymphadenitis


Department of Medical Oncology, Cancer Institute, Adyar, Chennai, India

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Manjunath Nandennavar
Department of Medical Oncology, Cancer Institute, Adyar, Chennai
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-777X.77303

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Anemia in tuberculosis is usually anemia of chronic disease. Severe hemolytic anemia is exceedingly rare in tuberculosis patients. We report a patient diagnosed with tubercular lymphadenitis complicated by Coomb's positive hemolytic anemia. Patient responded well to antituberculous treatment. Hematological parameters improved after initiation of antituberculosis treatment. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case from India of an adult patient with tuberculous lymphadenitis presenting with Coomb's positive hemolytic anemia.


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