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n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Drug-induced haemolytic anaemia : clinical pharmacology
- Drug-induced haemolytic anaemia is rare, but can be a life-threatening event in susceptible individuals.
- The mechanisms of drug-induced haemolysis are either immune mediated or by oxidative haemolysis (typically in G6PD-deficient individuals or by causing methaemoglobinaemia).
- The mainstay of treatment is discontinuation and avoidance of the offending drugs.
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