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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

autoimmune hemolytic anemia  listen  (AW-toh-ih-MYOON hee-moh-LIH-tik uh-NEE-mee-uh)

  A condition in which the body’s immune system stops red blood cells from forming or causes them to clump together. Autoimmune hemolytic anemia can occur in patients who have chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Also called immune complex hemolytic anemia and immunohemolytic anemia.