International Journal of Hematology and Oncology 2019, Vol 29, Num 3 Page(s): 043-046
AUTOIMMUNE HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA PRESENTED IN COURSE OF HODGKIN’S DISEASES: REPORT OF TWO CASES

Abdullah ALTINTAŞ1, Orhan AYYILDIZ1, Abdurrahman IŞIKDOĞAN1, Engin ATAY1, Ekrem MÜFTÜOĞLU1

Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Hematoloji-Onkoloji Bilim Dalı, DİYARBAKIR

Keywords: Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia, Hodgkin’s Disease
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia is a rare disorder that the incidence is approximately 1/ 100000 in adults. 50-70 % of cases are idiopathic. Recently, the percentages of secondary causes have risen due to detailed investigation and long term follow up.Hematologic and nonhematologic malignancies plays an important role in the etiology and pathogenesis of autoimmune hemolytic anemia that has many other causes. Lenfoproliferative malignencies, especially chronic lenfoid leukemia is the most striking disease.The association of Hodgkin’s disease and autoimmune hemolytic anemia is being observed as rare case reports.We discussed two cases of Hodgkin’s disease associated autoimmune hemolytic anemia in recent 3 years period. One was presented after therapy and the other was presented prior to therapy.