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Hereditary elliptocytosis

Hereditary elliptocytosis: Introduction

Hereditary elliptocytosis: An inherited blood disorder where a significant number of red blood cells (erythrocytes) are elliptical or oval shaped rather than doughnut shaped. The condition is often asymptomatic but anemia can result when the abnormal red blood cells are destroyed. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hereditary elliptocytosis is available below.

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Hereditary elliptocytosis: Complications

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Causes of Hereditary elliptocytosis

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Definitions of Hereditary elliptocytosis:

An intrinsic defect of erythrocytes inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. The erythrocytes assume an oval or elliptical shape. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Hereditary elliptocytosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

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More information about Hereditary elliptocytosis

  1. Hereditary elliptocytosis: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Complications

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