Hemolytic anemia is a blood disorder that occurs when red blood cells are destroyed faster than the bone marrow can make them. The Fanconi Anemia and Bone Marrow Failure Multidisciplinary Clinic at Children’s Hospital Boston provides comprehensive treatment for hemolytic anemia.
- The destruction of red blood cells is called hemolysis.
There are two types of hemolytic anemia: intrinsic and extrinsic.
- Intrinsic is inherited.
- Extrinsic can be caused by certain infections, medications or autoimmune disorders.
- Hemolytic anemia is typically treated with steroid drug therapy.