Articles with Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA)

Reader IMHA Stories: Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia

Reader IMHA Stories: Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia

Anemia is a deficiency in red blood cells (RBCs), resulting in a decreased oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. Potential causes of anemia include blood loss, insufficient red blood cell production, or increased destruction (hemolysis). In immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA), the dog’s immune system attacks the red blood cells. IMHA is a life-threatening disease that strikes fast and hard. Acting fast…

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IMHA Complications in a Dog: Whitney’s Lost Battle

IMHA Complications in a Dog: Whitney’s Lost Battle

Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA) is a condition in which the dog’s immune system attacks its own red blood cells. If severe anemia wasn’t bad enough, IMHA is notorious for its complications. The most common complication is thromboembolic disease. As a result, blood can clot within vital organs and cause difficulty breathing and even sudden death. Source: South Carolina Veterinary Specialists Thank…

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Surviving IMHA: Jazmine’s Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia

Surviving IMHA: Jazmine’s Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia

IMHA is an auto-immune reaction that results in severe anemia because the immune system destroys your dog’s red blood cells. The survival rate is low—a dog needs quick and aggressive treatment to make it. Most of the time, you might never find out what caused it. Certain conditions can trigger the reaction, such as an infection, cancer, or drug reaction.…

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