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Inherited spherocytic anemia

Inherited spherocytic anemia: Introduction

Inherited spherocytic anemia: Inherited Spherocytic anemia is an inherited blood disorder characterized by red blood cells that are shaped like a sphere (spherocytes) rather than the normal doughnut shape. These abnormal cells are broken down prematurely resulting in a shortage of red blood cells (anemia). More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Inherited spherocytic anemia is available below.

Symptoms of Inherited spherocytic anemia

Treatments for Inherited spherocytic anemia

  • Blood transfusions, folic acid supplements, surgical removal of spleen - usually done later in childhood.
  • No treatment if anemia is mild
  • Diet rich in folate or folate supplementation to compensate for increased utilisation with high red blood cell turnover
  • Blood transfusion for severe anemia
  • Splenectomy in patients with severe haemolytic anemia
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Inherited spherocytic anemia

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Prognosis for Inherited spherocytic anemia

Prognosis for Inherited spherocytic anemia: Prognosis is good after removal of the spleen which prevents premature destruction of red blood cells.

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  1. Inherited spherocytic anemia: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis
 

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