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Autoimmune haemolytic anaemia due to immunodeficiency
  1. Aditya Samitinjay1,2,
  2. Arjun Ramavath1,
  3. Sai Charan Kulakarni1 and
  4. Rakesh Biswas1
  1. 1 General Medicine, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Chityala, Telangana, India
  2. 2 General Medicine, Government General and Chest Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  1. Correspondence to Professor Rakesh Biswas; rakesh7biswas{at}


Autoimmune disorders are common presenting manifestations of immunodeficiency syndromes. We present a case of a woman in her late teens, with a history of frequent sinopulmonary tract infections during her childhood, who presented to our hospital with anaemia, jaundice and fatigue. She also had significant physical growth retardation for her age and sex. With this case report, we intend to present the diagnostic and therapeutic challenges faced by the patient and our healthcare system and propose a few feasible solutions to tackle these challenges.

  • Global Health
  • Healthcare improvement and patient safety
  • Immunology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Haematology (incl blood transfusion)

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  • Contributors AS was involved in conception, design, writing, proofreading and finalising the manuscript. AR was involved in proofreading and finalising the manuscript. SCK was involved in obtaining data and analysing the global health problem list for this manuscript. RB was involved in design, proofreading and finalising the manuscript.

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  • Case reports provide a valuable learning resource for the scientific community and can indicate areas of interest for future research. They should not be used in isolation to guide treatment choices or public health policy.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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