The Danger Of Suffering From Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA) In Pregnant Women?
Hello, what is the risk of pregnant women suffering from AIHA? What influence does it have on the fetus? Or is there no influence?
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Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) is an anemia condition characterized by Hb levels lower than normal, due to red blood cells experiencing premature destruction due to antibodies that are formed and attached to red blood cell antigens. Normally red blood cells can survive up to 120 days. In AIHA, only red blood cells survive in a matter of days. The process of destruction of red blood cells is faster than the process of forming new red blood cells. So that patients tend to be found at hemoglobin levels of less than 7 mg / dl.
Generally, in this condition a woman will be very difficult to get pregnant. Even if pregnancy has occurred, the fetus will be threatened with miscarriage, death in the womb and premature birth. This is of course due to the minimal supply of red blood cells for the fetus. Red blood cells function in transporting nutritious food nutrients and oxygen. You can imagine how a woman can get pregnant and maintain her pregnancy if she has AIHA.
However, of course a healthy pregnancy can occur. For that, always check with your obstetrician and internist in the immunologist. In order to always be evaluated and get immediate help if there are problems. Immediately to the nearest hospital emergency room if you experience dizzy dizziness, weakness, palpitations, bleeding from the birth canal and lower abdominal cramps.
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