Coombs Negative Hemolytic Anemia of Unknown Origin in Pregnancy
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sunday Alfred Dominico
Department of Obstetric and Gynaecology
Catholic University of Health and allied Sciences
P.O Box 1374, Mwanza, Tanzania
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: February 04, 2012; Accepted Date: March 07, 2012; Published Date: March 09, 2012
Citation: Dominico SA, Janmohamed M, Magesa A, Jaka H, Rambau PF, et al. (2012) Coombs Negative Hemolytic Anemia of Unknown Origin in Pregnancy. J Blood Lymph 2:103. doi:10.4172/2165-7831.1000103
Copyright: © 2012 Dominico SA, et al. 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.
Hemolytic Anemia is very common during pregnancy especially in malaria endemic areas. It often associated with Tropical Splenomegaly Syndrome (now commonly known as Hyper-Reactive Malarial Splenomegay), which is an autoimmune phenomenon that follows episodes of malaria in the past. Very few cases of Coombs Negative Hemolytic Anemia have been reported in literature. This condition has not yet been described in Sub-Saharan Africa; hence we are presenting the first such case.