Donath-Landsteiner Hemolytic Anemia Medication

Updated: Sep 18, 2019
  • Author: Trisha Simone Natanya Tavares, MD; Chief Editor: Max J Coppes, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

Steroids may be effective in controlling hemolysis. The ideal effective dose is unknown. Wean gradually in patients who have been treated with prolonged courses.

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Glucocorticoids

Class Summary

These agents have anti-inflammatory properties and cause profound and varied metabolic effects. They modify the body's immune response to diverse stimuli.

Prednisone (Deltasone, Meticorten, Orasone, Sterapred)

Prednisone is an immunosuppressant for treatment of autoimmune disorders; it may decrease inflammation by reversing increased capillary permeability and suppressing polymorphonuclear neutrophil (PMN) activity. It stabilizes lysosomal membranes and suppresses lymphocytes and antibody production.

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