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Hereditary spherocytic hemolytic anemia

Hereditary spherocytic hemolytic anemia: Introduction

Hereditary spherocytic hemolytic anemia: An inherited blood disorder where a metabolic defect causes defects in the red blood cells membranes which leads to their characteristic spherical shape (normal cells are doughnut shaped) and premature destruction. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hereditary spherocytic hemolytic anemia is available below.

Symptoms of Hereditary spherocytic hemolytic anemia

Treatments for Hereditary spherocytic hemolytic anemia

  • 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
  • Patient education and genetic counselling
  • more treatments...»

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Hereditary spherocytic hemolytic anemia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Hereditary spherocytic hemolytic anemia, or a subtype of Hereditary spherocytic hemolytic anemia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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More information about Hereditary spherocytic hemolytic anemia

  1. Hereditary spherocytic hemolytic anemia: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
 

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