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Spherocytic anemia

Spherocytic anemia: Introduction

Spherocytic anemia: Spherocytic anemia is a 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). The condition may be inherited or acquired. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Spherocytic anemia is available below.

Symptoms of Spherocytic anemia

Treatments for 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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Prognosis for Spherocytic anemia

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

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

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