Flashcards in Normocytic anemias with predominant intravascular hemolysis Deck (39):
An acquired defect in myeloid stem cells that results in the absents of glycosylphosphatiylinositol (GPI), allowing cells to be susceptible to destruction by complement…
Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH)
What is on the surface of RBCs to protect against complement-mediated damage by the inhibition of C3 convertase?
Decay accelerating factor (DAF)
What is the anchoring glycolipid that secures DAF to the RBC?
What does the absence of GPI in paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) lead to?
Absence of DAF—leave the cell susceptible to complement-mediated damage
Why is episodic intravascular hemolysis often seen during the night while sleep when patients have paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH)?
Respiratory acidosis develops with shallow breathing during sleep which activates complement—lysing RBCs, WBCs, and platelets
Intravascular hemolysis seen with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) can lead to what clinical findings?
Hemosiderinuria days after hemolysis
What screening test is used to test for paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH)?
What confirmatory tests can be used to diagnose paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria?
Acidified serum test
Flow cytometry—detect lack of CD55 (DAF) on RBCs
What is the main cause of death seen with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria?
Thrombosis of the hepatic, portal, or cerebral veins
What are the 2 major complications seen with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH)?
Iron deficiency anemia—due to chronic loss of Hb in urine
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
G6PD deficiency allows cells to be susceptible to what?
What is the by-product of G6PD needed to regenerate reduced glutathione to prevent oxidative stress to cells?
What are the 2 major variants seen with G6PD deficiency?
What is seen with the African variant of G6PD deficiency?
Mild reduction in the half-life of G6PD causing mild intravascular hemolysis with oxidative stress
What is seen with the Mediterranean variant of G6PD deficiency?
Markedly reduced half-life of G6PD causing major intravascular hemolysis with oxidative stress
Oxidative stress on hemoglobin causes what to form?
What are some causes of oxidative stress seen in G6PD deficiency?
Drugs (Primaquine, sulfa drugs, dapsone)
What type of cells are formed when Heinz bodies are removed from RBCs by splenic macrophages?
Patient presents with hemoglobinuria and back pain hours after the injection of fava beans. What is the most likely underlying cause of this patient’s presentation?
What screening test is used to screen for G6PD deficiency?
An IgG-mediated autoimmune disease that usually involves extravascular hemolysis…
Immune hemolytic anemia (IHA)
What type of cells are formed when IgG binds RBCs and are consumed by splenic macrophages?
What are the 3 associations that can be seen with immune hemolytic anemia (IHA)?
SLE (most common cause)
Certain drugs—penicillin and cephalosporins
What drug is known to cause production of autoantibodies that bind self antigens on RBCs?
What are the possible treatments for immune hemolytic anemia (IHA)?
Cessation of offending drug
IVIG—distractor for spleen
IgM-mediated immune hemolytic anemia involves fixation of what at cold temperatures of the extremities?
What serves as an opsonin for splenic macrophages causing spherocyte formation from RBCs, seen with immune hemolytic anemia (IHA)?
How does IgM-mediated immune hemolytic anemia (IHA) lead to intravascular hemolysis (usually involves extravascular hemolysis)?
Extreme activation of complement
What are the two infections associated with IgM-mediated immune hemolytic anemia (IHA)?
What is used to diagnose immune hemolytic anemia (IHA)?
Describe the two different Coombs test used to diagnose immune hemolytic anemia (IHA)…
Direct Coombs test—confirms presence of antibody/complement coated RBCs
Indirect Coombs test—confirms the presence of antibodies in patients serum
An intravascular hemolysis that is a result from a vascular pathology causing destruction of RBCs as they pass through circulation…
Microangiopathic hemolytic anemia
Microangiopathic hemolytic anemia occurs with 3 disorders, what are they?
Microthrombi (TTP-HUS, DIC, HELLP)
Prosthetic heart valves
What is seen on a blood smear of a patient with microangiopathic hemolytic anemia?
A infection of RBCs and the liver with Plasmodium, which is transmitted by the female Anopheles mosquito…
What cuases the intravascular hemolysis and cyclical fever seen with malaria?
The rupture of RBCs as part of the Plasmodium life cycle
Which species of Plasmodium causes a daily fever seen with malaria?
Which species of Plasmodium cause fever every other day seen with malaria?
Vivax and Ovale