Flashcards in Scenario 17 - haemolytic anaemia Deck (7)
Recall one blood marker that will be very high in haemolytic anaemia?
What would be seen on a blood film in haemolytic anaemia?
Recall 4 symptoms/signs of haemolytic anaemia
Describe the pathophysiology of microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia (MAHA)
Small vessels constrict - red cells break up as they squeeze through them - small clots are formed - vicious cycle begins as vessels narrow further
What test can be done to definitively say there is red cell breakdown?
What is the most common cause of the haemolytic uraemic syndrome?
E157 Haemorrhagic E coli