An elderly man presented with autoimmune haemolytic anaemia- a consequence of severe corona virus disease 19 (COVID-19)

Authors

  • Md Nazmul Hasan Department of Internal Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Shah
  • Chowdhury Adnan Sami Department of Internal Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Rasul Amin Department of Internal Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Abed Hussain Khan Department of Internal Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Sunil Kumar Biswas Department of Internal Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v14i3.54683

Keywords:

Corona virus disease 19, auto immune hemolytic anemia, prednisolone

Abstract

Autoimmune hemolytic anaemia (AIHA) can be caused by many diseases like connective tissue disease, lymphoproliferative disorder, certain infections and various medications. The coronavirus disease 19(COVID-19) can cause an increased risk of thrombosis. But, the association of AIHA with COVID-19 is not well understood. Here, in this case report a 45-year-old man who presented with fever, cough, anaemia and splenomegaly. On further investigation, he was confirmed as severe COVID-19 case with AIHA. Subsequently he was managed with prednisolone with good results.

BSMMU J 2021; 14 (COVID -19 Supplement): 57-59

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Published

2021-07-07

How to Cite

Hasan, M. N., Sami, C. A., Amin, M. R., Khan, A. H., & Biswas, S. K. (2021). An elderly man presented with autoimmune haemolytic anaemia- a consequence of severe corona virus disease 19 (COVID-19). Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal, 14(3), 57–59. https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v14i3.54683

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Case Reports