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Blood level of haptoglobin in hemolytic anemia

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i know that haptoglobin scavanges hb in vessel and so i believe level should decrease.

but strangely, levels are increased in such event.

why?

any logic...
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haptoglobin#Interpretation
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Haptoglobins are just acute phase proteins that mop up freed hemoglobin during acute hemolytic events e.g autoimmune hemolytic anemia,G6PD def,Pyruvate kinase def etc. Expectedly, haptoglobin should decreases as they fastidiously mop up hemoglobin but because its an acute phase protein the level keeps rising.

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