Autoimmune hemolytic anemia and ulcerative colitis.


  • L Rebocho Serviço de Medicina II, Hospital Universitário de Santa Maria, Lisboa.
  • M Lucas
  • R M Victorino



Although several associations of autoimmune disorders with ulcerative colitis have been reported, autoimmune hemolytic anemia is extremely rare. We report a case of a 35 year-old white woman with a twelve-year history of mild ulcerative colitis treated in the last 5 years with 5-amino-salycilic acid who developed a severe autoimmune hemolytic anemia. We discuss some particular aspects of the association of these two immunologically mediated disorders as well as the controversial aspects of autoimmune hemolytic anemia therapy in this context.


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Rebocho L, Lucas M, Victorino RM. Autoimmune hemolytic anemia and ulcerative colitis. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 1995 Dec. 30 [cited 2024 Jul. 25];8(12):701-3. Available from:



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