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Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria (PCH)

  • Alternative Names

    PCH


    Treatment

    Treating the underlying condition can help. For example, if PCH is caused by syphilis, symptoms may get better when the syphilis is treated.

    In some cases, medicines that suppress the immune system are used.


    Support Groups


    Expectations (prognosis)

    Persons with this disease often get better quickly and do not have symptoms between episodes. Usually, the attacks end as soon as the damaged cells stop moving through the body.


    Complications
    • Continued attacks
    • Kidney failure
    • Severe anemia

    Calling your health care provider

    Call your health care provider if you have symptoms of this disorder. The doctor can rule out other causes of the symptoms and decide whether you need treatment.