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Keywords:

  • haemolytic anaemia;
  • thrombocytopenia;
  • mycophenolate mofetil;
  • immunosuppression;
  • auto-immunity

Summary.  The treatment of both auto-immune haemolytic anaemia (AIHA) and auto-immune thromobocytopenic purpura (AITP) remains unsatisfactory in those refractory to first-line management. Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is an immunosuppressive agent originally used to prevent acute rejection of solid organ transplants and used more recently in the management of auto-immune conditions. We report its use in four patients with AIHA and six patients with AITP. All four patients with AIHA and five of the six patients with AITP showed a complete or good partial response to treatment with MMF, confirming a possible role in the treatment of these conditions.