Submitted: 05 Nov 2019
Accepted: 10 Jan 2019
First published online: 16 Feb 2019
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J Prev Epidemiol. 2019;4(1):e02-e02.
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Case Report

Hereditary hemochromatosis associated with autoimmune hemolytic anemia; A case report 

Masih Falahatian ORCiD, Mohammad Reza Khosravi Farsani * ORCiD, Ali Hajigholami

1 School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2 Cancer Prevention Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
Correspondence to: Mohammad Reza Khosravi Farsani, Email: Email: drmohammadkhf@gmail.com

Abstract

Hereditary hemochromatosis is a disease associated with highly iron overload. This disease caused by genetic mutations inherited through family. Autoimmune hemolytic anemia is also an important autoimmune disease in which red blood cells (RBC) are destroyed mostly in spleen, extravascular hemolysis, and is related to secondary hemochromatosis. Here in this report, we report a 42-year-old woman diagnosed and treated as resistant autoimmune hemolytic anemia for almost 8 years and then diagnosed with hereditary hemochromatosis caused by HFE gene mutation (C282Y homozygous genotype). We suggest that in steroid dependent autoimmune hemolytic anemia cases, serum iron and ferritin measurements should be conducted regularly and a possible diagnosis of hereditary hemochromatosis or secondary hemochromatosis should be considered even if no familial history is existed.

Citation: Falahatian M, Khosravi Farsani MR, Hajigholami A. Hereditary hemochromatosis associated with autoimmune hemolytic anemia; A case report. J Prev Epidemiol. 2019;4(1):e02. 

 

 

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