Life-threatening piperacillin-induced immune haemolysis in a patient with cystic fibrosis
- 1Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
- 2Department of Internal Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
- Correspondence to Dr Paul Ellis Marik,
We present a 24-year-old man with a history significant for cystic fibrosis and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus who developed anaemia in the setting of piperacillin-induced immune haemolysis. This case provided a diagnostic challenge, a rare association of piperacillin-induced haemolysis in those suffering from cystic fibrosis.