Cefazolin-induced hemolytic anemia has been reported. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Case report: cefazolin-induced hemolytic anemia.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2007 Jun;459:260-2. PMID: 17308481
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA.
Antibiotic-induced hemolytic anemia is a rare complication. Prophylactic cephalosporins are widely used in patients having orthopaedic procedures. When there is a precipitous drop in hemoglobin levels, it is important for the clinician to consider the possibility of drug-induced anemia when other causes of blood loss have been excluded. We present a patient with no prior drug allergies who had antibiotic-induced hemolytic anemia develop after total knee arthroplasty.