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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 89-92

Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia: A Rare Presentation of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor

1 Department of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant, Central Military Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Anatomic Pathology, Central Military Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Mohammed Albalawi
MD, Medical Deputy, Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit Central Military Hospital, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA), an immune disorder caused by antibodies directed against unmodified autologous red cells, is generally recognized as a paraneoplastic phenomenon in lymphoproliferative disorders. While a number of case reports have described an association between AIHA and solid tumors in almost all types of cancers, this case report describes the first reported observation, treatment, and prognosis of a patient who presented with AIHA and gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), an uncommon soft tissue tumor that arises from interstitial cells of Cajal.

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