Veloso F. Tavarela M.D.; Fraga, J. M.D.; Carvalho, J. M.D.; Dias, L. M. M.D.; Salgado, M. Ceu M.D.Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology: August 1991 Article: PDF Only Buy Abstract Autoimmune hemolytic anemia is a rare complication of ulcerative colitis. This report chronicles a patient successfully treated with steroids, and reviews treatment in previously reported cases. The fact that 21% of patients recovered with steroid therapy encourages a conservative approach before surgery is considered. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.