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approach to hemolytic anemia with emphasis on thalassemia

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2. CLASSIFICATION 1.RED CELL ABNORMALITY (INTRACORPUSCULAR DEFECT) A.HEREDITARY 1.Membrane defect(spherocytosis,ellipsocytosis) 2.Enzyme defect 3.Hemoglobinopathies(Thalassemia,SCD, other) B.ACQUIRED 1.Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria 3. 2.EXTRA CORPUSCULAR DEFECT A.IMMUNE HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA 1.AUTOIMMUNE HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA Warm antibodies Cold anti bodies 2.ALLOIMMMUNE HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA Hemolytic disease of newborn Incompatible blood transfusion B.NONIMMUNE HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA Microangiopathic hemolytic anemias(DIC ,TTP,HUS) Trauma:prosthetic cardiac valve Burns,ECMO,snake bite Infection: malaria, babesia Chemical injury :lead,wilson disease, Hypersplenism 4. EVALUATION OF ANEMIA Low Hgb/Hct Corr. Retic Ct >2% Corr. Retic Ct 100 MCV 80- 100 MCV 2% if no blood loss Indicates hemolysis 6. HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA Premature destruction of RBCs 2. Confirm (+) hemolysis: a) Corrected retic count > 2% b) Inc indirect bilirubins c) Inc LDH d) Low/absent haptoglobin 3. Look for cause of hemolysis - occult blood in urine, urine hemosiderin - peripheral blood smear - direct antiglobulin test, Hgb electrophoresis, RBC enzyme analysis 7. ROLE OF PBS 1 Sickled cells Bite cells Schisto- cytes Acantho- cytes Sphero- cytes Target cells parasite inclusions DAT (+) DAT (-) Hgb electro- phoresis G6PD level PT/PTT Crea platelets Auto- Immune Hemo- lytic Anemia Heredi- tary Sphero- cytosis Sickle Cell Ds G6PD Deficient Vs Unstable Hgbs Thalas- semias Hemo- globino- pathy Liver Ds Liver Ds Malaria Babe- siosis Barto- nella TTP-HUS DIC Prosthe- tic Valve Malignant HTN Hemolytic Anemia (CRC>2% + no blood loss) 8. HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA Intravascular Causes in Red WITHIN THE RED CELL 1. Membrane defects - HS - HE - Hereditary pyropoikilocytosis - Hereditary stomatocytosis 2. Enzyme defects -G6PD -Pyruvate kinase 3. Hemoglobin defects - SCA - Thalassemias - Unstable hemoglobin NON-IMMUNE 1. Hypersplenism 2. Fragmentation syndromes - grafts / valves / AS - HTN / Pre-eclampsia - March hemoglobinuria - MAHA - TTP/HUS - DIC - hemangioma 2. Infections/Toxins (Malaria, Babeosis, Bartonella, Clostridium welchii, snakes, spiders) 3. Drugs 4. Liver dz (Spur cell) 5. PNH AUTO-IMMUNE 1. Warm 2. Cold 3. Transfusion reactions 4. Drug associated OUTSIDE THE RED CELL 9. Intravascular Hemolysis RBC LYSIS HBG HAPTOGLOBIN REMOVED BY LIVER HEMOGLOBINEMIA HEMOGLOBINURIA HBG TAKEN UP BY RENAL TUBULAR CELLS HEMOSIDERIN CELLS SLOUGHED IN URINE 1 WEEK LATER 10. Features specific to intravascular haemolysis: Haemoglobinaemia (haptoglobin and haemopexin exhausted). Methaemoglobinaemia. Haemoglobinuria. Haemosiderinuria. 11. HEREDITARY SPHEROCYTOSIS Incidence:1/5000 in North European population Autosomal dominant Defect in RBC cytoskeleton(spectrin,ankyrin) Pathophysiology:A deficiency in spectrin, ankyrin,protein 3, leads to weakening of the vertical interaction of the lipid bilayer & loss of membrane microvescicle . Loss of surface area,cation permeability, ATP use,& glycolysis leading to premature destruction in spleen. 12. CLINICAL FEATURES Neonatal period: anemia+ jaundice, more severe. Infancy&childhood:variable severity. Mild: asymptomatic Moderate: intermittent jaundice,spleenomegaly,anemia. Severe:tranfusion dependeant,bone expansion,gall stone LAB. DIAGNOSIS:Anemia(Hb:6-10g%),PBS :Spherocytes lacking central pallor ,reticulocytes,MCV-N MCH,MCHC >35,RDW>14.5,DCT: Negative Osmatic fragility& Incubated osmotic fragility test. Differential diagnosis: autoimmune hemolytic anemia, G6PD def, Clostridial sepsis, wilsons disease. 13. TREATMENT Splenectomy was routine in past. Anemia,reticulocytosis, hyperbilirubinemia resolve. Transfusion requirement,risk of gall stone falls. Current approach is to spenectomize pts with severe hemolytic anemia &those with s/s of anemia, growth failure, skeletal changes, leg ulcer, etramedullary hematopoiesis, aplastic crises,cardiomegaly . Pts with Hb>10%& retic count M Causes: 50% Idiopathic Rest - secondary causes: 1.Lymphoid neoplasm: CLL, Lymphoma, Myeloma 2.Solid Tumors: Lung, Colon, Kidney, Ovary, Thymoma 3.CTD: SLE,RA 4.Drugs: Alpha methyl DOPA, Penicillin , Quinine, Chloroquine 5.Misc: UC, HIV 22. Inv: e/o hemolysis, MCV P Smear: Microspherocytosis, n-RBC Confirmation: Coombs Test / Antiglobulin test Treatment Correct the underlying cause Prednisolone 1mg/kg po until Hb reaches 10mg/dl then taper slowly and stop Transfusion: for life threatening problems If no response to steroids Spleenectomy or, Immunosuppressive: Azathioprine, Cyclophosphamide 23. 2. Cold AI Hemolysis Usually Ig M Acute or Chronic form Chronic: C/F: Elderly patients Cold , painful & often blue fingers, toes, ears, or nose ( Acrocyanosis) Inv: e/o hemolysis P Smear: Microspherocytosis Ig M 24. Other causes of Cold Agglutination: Infection: Mycoplasma pneumonia, Infec Mononucleosis PCH : Rare cause seen in children in association with viral infection. Demonstrable DONATH LANDSTEINER ANTIBODY Treatment: Treatment of the underlying cause Keep extremities warm Steroids treatment Blood transfusion 25. NON-IMMUNE ACQUIRED HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA 1. Mechanical Trauma A). Mechanical heart valves, Arterial grafts: cause shear stress damage B).March hemoglobinuria: Red cell damage in capillaries of feet C). Thermal injury: burns D). Microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MAHA): by passage of RBC through fibrin strands deposited in small vessels disruption of RBC eg: DIC,PIH, Malignant HTN,TTP,HUS 26. ACQUIRED HEMOLYSIS 2.Infection F. malaria: intravascular hemolysis: severe called Blackwater fever Cl. perfringens septicemia 3.Chemical/Drugs: oxidant denaturation of hemoglobin Eg: Dapsone, sulphasalazine, Arsenic gas, Cu, Nitrates & Nitrobenzene 27. THALASSEMIAS/ THALASSEMIA SYNDROME Epidimiology : Most Common genetic disorder in Pediatric ward 7% of the world population is carriers of hemoglobin disorder 1.5% of world population is carriers of Thalassemia gene (20 millions in India alone) 8 to 10 thousand children born in India with homozygous state for the Thalassemia in every year. There are around 65 to 67 thousand Thalassemia patients in our country. In India, Prevalence of defective gene varies from 1 to 17 %. 28. Hallmark of Thalassemia is decreased or absent synthesis of Globin chains of Hemoglobin i.e. it is quantitative disorder of Hb Synthesis. Based on the chain affected Thalassemias are classified as and Thalassemia. If gene is absent, it is term as 0 Thalassemia. If partially affected, it is called + Thalassemia. The genetic classification does not necessarily define the phenotype and the degree of Anemia does not always predict the genetic classification. Thus for the management, the Thalassemias are classified into four groups, each for & depending on clinical severity. SALIENT FEATURES 29. THALASSEMIA SYNDROMES : Syndrome Clinical Features Hemoglobin Pattern -globin genes affected and genotype Silent carrier No Anemia, normal red cells 1-2% Hb Barts(4) at birth 1 - / Thalassemia Trait Mild anemia, hypochromic 5-10 % Hb Barts(4) at birth, microcytic red cells 2 - / -, --/ HbH Disease moderate anemia, Hepatosplenomegaly, malar prominence etc. 5-30 % HbH (4) red cells 20- 30% Hb Barts(4) at birth 3 --/ - Hydrops Fetalis/Hb Barts Syndrome Severe anemia, Hepatosplenomegaly, Cardiac defect, Genito-Urinary Systems abnormality, PET in mother Death in Utero Mainly Hb Barts 90 %, small amount of HbH, gower 1, gower 2 and portland 4 --/-- 30. CLASSIFICATION, CLINICAL & HEMATOLOGICAL FEATURES OF THALASSEMIA : Syndrome Clinical Features Hemoglobin Pattern -globin genes affected and genotype Heterozygous State Silent Carrier Thalassemia trait No Anemia, normal Mild anemia, hypochromic, microcytic red cells Hb > 10 gm% RBC > 5.5 x 1012 per liter Normal, HbF < 5% Elevated HbA2 (3.6-8 %) 1 + / A 1 0 / A, + / A Homozygous State Thalassemia Intermedia Thalassemia Major or Cooleys Anemia Moderate anemia, requires some transfusion Hb > 7-10 gm% RBC < 5.5 x 1012 per liter Severe anemia, transfusion dependent Hb < 7 gm% RBC < 4 x 1012 per liter HbF elevated(20 - 100 %) HbA2 < 3.5 % HbF elevated (90%) HbA2 = 2% HbE = 30-40% 2 + / + 2 0 / 0, 0 / +, E / 0 31. PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT Confirmation of the Diagnosis By HPLC Diagnose of Complication Correction of Anemia Packed Red Blood Cell (PRBC) transfusion Management of Complications Iron Overload and Chelation Therapy Anemia/ Hypoxia Arrest of Growth Infections Hypersplenism Pharmacological Methods Increase gamma chain Synthesis (HbF) Curative Treatment Stem cell transplantation Future Treatment Gene Replacement therapy Prevention of Disease 32. DIAGNOSIS OF COMPLICATION: It is not sufficient to diagnose the case as Thalassemia ONLY. For complete management of the case, it is necessary to think about its genetic classification, clinical and patho-physiological stage in which it now belongs to. THALASSEMIA Spenomegaly Skeletal Deformity & Arrest of Growth Iron Overload & Chelation Therapy Anaemia Recurrent Blood BormeInfection DEATH 33. Why need a Transfusion? Correct Anemia &prevention of hypoxia Reduce Hepatosplenomegaly &Hypersplenism Reducing ineffective erythropoesis& GI absorption Reduce hemolytic facies& skeletal deformities. Improve growth BT is Mandatory For All children with Thalassemia Major Thalassemia Intermedia , Hb < 7 gm % Evidence of growth retardation Types of Transfusion Palliative(8.5g%) Hyper Transfusion(10g%) Super Transfusion(>12g%) Moderate Transfusion(9-10.5g%) TRANSFUSION THERAPY IN THALASSEMIA 34. TRANSFUSION THERAPY (CONTD) Frequency of Transfusion Every 3-4 weeks Shorter interval of 2-3 weeks is more physiological avg. time taken 3-4 hr