Which diseases would be likely to cause a fairly rapid decline in hemoglobin count?
In this particular case, hemoglobin count went from 7.6 to 6.4 in 48 hours, despite 2 units of hemoglobin being administered (1 per day).
This seems to be well beyond a mere failure to produce hemoglobin, as hemoglobin decays slower than that. It seems more like a disease that is actively destroying hemoglobin cells. Which diseases would do that?
(Healthy 50 year old male patient, no medical issues prior to this except overweight (29BMI). Came in for shortness of breath, hemoglobin count 8.0 at admission.)