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Classification of Hemolytic Anemias

There are three types of immune hemolytic anemias:
  1. Alloimmune hemolytic anemia occurs when the immune system produces antibody against foreign or non-self antigens.
  2. Autoimmune hemolytic anemia occurs when the immune system fails to distinguish the difference between self and non-self antigens.
  3. Drug-induced hemolytic anemia occurs when drugs stimulate the formation of antibodies against the drug itself or against intrinsic RBC antigens.