Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) can co-exist with autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA), a phenomenon known as AIHA-associated NHL (AIHA/NHL). However, few studies have reported AIHA/NHL incidence or its clinical characteristics. We conducted a retrospective analysis of 20 AIHA/NHL patients treated at our hospital from 2009 to 2018. AIHA/NHL was presented by only 0.91% of the NHL and 9.8% of the AIHA patients. In addition, AIHA occurred most frequently with angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) (7.31%), followed by marginal zone B-cell lymphoma (MZBL) (6.25%), B-cell lymphoma-unclassified (BCL-U) (4.25%), chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocyte lymphoma (CLL/SLL) (2.50%), and mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) (2.30%). In addition to the CLL/SLL patients with impaired bone marrow, 66.7% of the AIHA/NHL patients had lymphoma bone marrow infiltration (LBMI), of which 4 patients presented LBMI in bone marrow smears (BMS) but not in bone marrow biopsy (BMB) and 6 were positive for BMB but not BMS. The 1-, 3- and 5-year survival rates of AIHA/NHL patients were 70%, 30% and 20%, respectively, and they responded poorly to chemotherapy. In conclusion, AIHA can co-exist with various NHLs and the defining clinical characteristic of AIHA/NHL is the high incidence of LBMI. However, both BMS and BMB should be performed to avoid missed diagnosis.
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