Acute hemolytic anemia characterized by vomiting, diarrhea, vertigo, lumbar pain pallor and high fever due to an irregular and high dose of rifampicin is described in a 13-year-old girl during her treatment for tuberculosis. The presence of rifampicin-dependent antibodies was identified by special tests.

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Oğuz A, Kanra T, Gökalp A, Gültekin A. Acute hemolytic anemia caused by irregular rifampicin therapy. Turk J Pediatr 1989; 31: 83-88.