Autoimmune hemolytic anemia associated with a hypernephroma

South Med J. 1985 Sep;78(9):1129-31. doi: 10.1097/00007611-198509000-00023.


This report describes a case of warm-antibody-mediated hemolytic anemia associated with a hypernephroma. Only four patients with renal cell carcinoma and Coombs'-positive hemolytic anemia have been reported previously. Although rare, the occurrence of autoimmune hemolytic anemia in association with a hypernephroma should be considered one of the possible hematologic complications of this tumor.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Anemia, Hemolytic, Autoimmune / diagnosis
  • Anemia, Hemolytic, Autoimmune / etiology*
  • Carcinoma, Renal Cell / complications*
  • Coombs Test
  • Humans
  • Kidney Neoplasms / complications*
  • Male