Anemia hemolítica causada por químicos y toxinas

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Definición

La anemia hemolítica causada por químicos y toxinas es una falta de glóbulos rojos que ocurre cuando estos resultan dañados de manera excesiva por ciertos químicos o toxinas.

Nombres alternativos

Anemia hemolítica causada por toxinas o químicos

Causas

Las posibles sustancias que pueden causar la anemia hemolítica abarcan:

  • Fármacos antipalúdicos (compuestos de quinina)
  • Arsénico
  • Dapsona
  • Infusión de agua intravenosa (que no sea medio normal salina ni normal salina)
  • Metales (cromo/cromatos, sales de platino, compuestos de níquel, cobre, plomo, cisplatino)
  • Nitritos
  • Nitrofurantoína
  • Penicilina
  • Fenazopiridina (Pyridium)
  • Inmunoglobulina Rho (WinRho)
  • Ribavirina
  • (el veneno de algunas serpientes contiene hemolíticas)
  • Sulfamidas
  • Sulfonas

Esta lista no las incluye a todas.

Síntomas

Pruebas y exámenes

Tratamiento

Grupos de apoyo

Expectativas (pronóstico)

Posibles complicaciones

Cuándo contactar a un profesional médico

Prevención

Referencias

Schwartz RS. Autoimmune and intravascular hemolytic anemias. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 163.

Schrier SL, Price EA. Extrinsic nonimmune hemolytic anemias. In: Hoffman R, Benz EJ, Shattil SS, et al., eds. Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2008:chap 48.

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  • Last reviewed on 2/19/2012
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