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What is Marchiafava-Micheli disease?

What is Marchiafava-Micheli disease?

  • Marchiafava-Micheli disease: A blood disorder where abnormalities in erhtyrocyte membranes results in excessive destruction of red blood cells and hence anemia.
  • Marchiafava-Micheli disease: disorder characterized by intravascular hemolysis and hemoglobinuria; some cases occur on exposure to cold and are due to the presence of an autohemolysin in the serum; other cases are more marked during or immediately after sleep and are considered to be due to an acquired intracorpuscular defect.
    Source - Diseases Database

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

Marchiafava-Micheli disease: Introduction

Types of Marchiafava-Micheli disease:

Broader types of Marchiafava-Micheli disease:

How serious is Marchiafava-Micheli disease?

Prognosis of Marchiafava-Micheli disease: variable - median survival is ten years
Complications of Marchiafava-Micheli disease: see complications of Marchiafava-Micheli disease

What causes Marchiafava-Micheli disease?

Causes of Marchiafava-Micheli disease: see causes of Marchiafava-Micheli disease

What are the symptoms of Marchiafava-Micheli disease?

Symptoms of Marchiafava-Micheli disease: see symptoms of Marchiafava-Micheli disease

Complications of Marchiafava-Micheli disease: see complications of Marchiafava-Micheli disease

Onset of Marchiafava-Micheli disease: 3rd to 4th decade

Marchiafava-Micheli disease: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Marchiafava-Micheli disease.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Marchiafava-Micheli disease.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Marchiafava-Micheli disease: Hematologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Marchiafava-Micheli disease.
Treatments for Marchiafava-Micheli disease: see treatments for Marchiafava-Micheli disease

Name and Aliases of Marchiafava-Micheli disease

Main name of condition: Marchiafava-Micheli disease

Other names or spellings for Marchiafava-Micheli disease:

paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria

PNH, Paroxysmal nocturnal haematuria, Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria Source - Diseases Database

Marchiafava-Micheli disease: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Marchiafava-Micheli disease:


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