Hemolytic Anemia Complicating COVID-19 Infection

Abeer N. AbouYabis, Grace Thompson Bell


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been associated with a spectrum of reported hematological complications ranging from immune cytopenias to thromboembolic manifestations of coagulopathy. Moreover, there have been documented cases of hemolytic anemia associated with COVID-19 infection which have been mainly attributed to development of autoantibodies. We report a case of an African-American patient who presented with hemolytic anemia in the second week after his COVID-19 diagnosis. Throughout this report, we explore the potential immune and non-immune etiologies that contributed to the patient’s hemolytic anemia in the setting of COVID-19 infection guided by a review of literature.

J Hematol. 2021;10(5):221-227
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jh906


Hemolytic anemia; COVID-19; Autoimmune hemolytic anemia; G6PD deficiency

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