Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia Induced by Levofloxacin

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dc.contributor.author Sheikh-Taha, Marwan
dc.contributor.author Frenn, Pascale
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-02T12:27:16Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-02T12:27:16Z
dc.date.copyright 2014 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-06-02
dc.identifier.issn 2090-6625 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3935
dc.description.abstract Drug-induced autoimmune hemolytic anemia is a rare condition. We report the case of a 32-year-old white female who presented to the emergency department with generalized fatigue, fever, and jaundice. The patient reported using levofloxacin few days prior to presentation for urinary tract infection. The patient had evidence of hemolytic anemia with a hemoglobin of 6.7 g/dL which dropped to 5 g/dL on day 2, the direct Coombs test was positive, indirect bilirubin was 5.5 mg/dL, and LDH was 1283 IU/L. Further testing ruled out autoimmune disease, lymphoma, and leukemia as etiologies for the patient’s hemolytic anemia. Levofloxacin was immediately stopped with a gradual hematologic recovery within few days en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia Induced by Levofloxacin en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOP en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199410150 en_US
dc.author.department Pharmacy Practice Department en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Case Reports in Infectious Diseases en_US
dc.journal.volume 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/201015 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Sheikh-Taha, M., & Frenn, P. (2014). Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia Induced by Levofloxacin. Case reports in infectious diseases, 2014. en_US
dc.author.email marwan.taha@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criid/2014/201015/abs/ en_US

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