Auto-immune Hemolytic Anemia

Auto-immune Hemolytic Anemia is a life threatening disease where the body attacks its own red blood cells. Symptoms of Auto-immune Hemolytic Anemia are jaundice, fainting, pale gums, lips and eye margins, dark tea colored urine, lethargy and rapid heartbeats. When tested the blood will have a low red blood cell count. If Auto-immune Hemolytic Anemia is left untreated it will generally result in death. Treatment itself can last anywhere from months to years and usually involves the administration of the steroid prednisone and in some cases blood transfusions.