Contrast Media-Induced Immune Hemolytic Anemia

Hajar H Al Ghailani, Abdullah M Al Alawi, Abdul Hakeem Al Hashim

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Drug-induced immune hemolytic anemia (DIIHA) is a rare type of immune-mediated hemolytic anemia, and mainly it is caused by antibiotics. There have been few case reports of contrast medium-induced immune hemolytic anemia. Here, we report a case of a 70-year-old woman who was admitted with community-acquired pneumonia. She had a CT abdomen and pelvis using iohexol (omnipaque), which resulted in severe hemolytic anemia and contributed to the patient's death. This case illustrates a very rare complication of IV contrast medium that may result in death.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e14522
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 16 2021


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