Paraneoplastic autoimmune hemolytic anemia in ovarian cancer: A marker of disease activity

Kah Poh Loh, Ankit Kansagra, Armen Asik, Syed Ali, Saurabh Dahiya

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Abstract

Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome associated with ovarian malignancies. We report a case of a 77 year-old female with metastatic ovarian carcinoma who presented with worsening anemia from her baseline, and was found to have a warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia. We performed a literature review and analyzed all 10 cases (including our patient) that have been reported to date, and incorporated the clinical presentation, histology and stage of underlying malignancies, types, treatment, prognosis and mechanisms of AIHA in ovarian carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-7
Number of pages4
JournalRare Tumors
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Autoimmune hemolytic anemia
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Paraneoplastic syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Histology
  • Oncology

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