Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia Following Influenza Virus Infection or Administration of Influenza Vaccine
Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Tokai University, 143, Shimokasuya, Isehara, Kanagawa, 259-1193, Japan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Toru Shizuma
Department of Physiology
School of Medicine, Tokai University
143, Shimokasuya, Isehara, Kanagawa, 259-1193, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 12, 2014; Accepted date: February 21, 2014; Published date: February 26, 2014
Citation: Shizuma T (2014) Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia Following Influenza Virus Infection or Administration of Influenza Vaccine. J Blood Disord Transfus 5:200. doi:10.4172/2155-9864.1000200
Copyright: © 2014 Shizuma T. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) is caused by hemolysis induced by the reaction of autoantibodies with red blood cells. AIHA is categorized as warm, cold, and mixed types and as primary or secondary. Certain viral infections lead to secondary AIHA; however, AIHA induced by influenza virus infection or the administration of influenza vaccine is infrequent. Here, we review relevant case reports in the English and Japanese literature.