Hemolytic Anemia

Information about pediatric hemolytic anemia treatment, clinical trials, and research from Texas Children's Hematology Center. Texas Children's Hematology Center and the Hematology Team treat patients with Hemolytic Anemia.

What is childhood hemolytic anemia?

Childhood hemolytic anemia occurs when there are not enough red blood cells in the blood. This is caused by the premature destruction of red blood cells.

What causes childhood hemolytic anemia?

Childhood hemolytic anemia occurs when red blood cells are destroyed and the bone marrow is not able to continue production. In cases where the bone marrow is able to keep up with production, there is no anemia.

What are the types of childhood hemolytic anemia?

The types of childhood hemolytic anemia are classified by the reason for the premature destruction of red blood cells. The defect may be in the red blood cell itself (intrinsic factors), or outside the red blood cell (extrinsic factors).

What is the treatment for childhood hemolytic anemia?

Treatment can vary depending on the severity of the anemia. It may depend upon the type and cause of the hemolytic anemia.

What is the prognosis for patients diagnosed with childhood hemolytic anemia?

The outcome depends on the type, severity, and cause of hemolytic anemia.