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Introduction: Acanthocytosis

Description of Acanthocytosis

Acanthocytosis (medical condition): A rare disorder where most of the red blood cells are abnormal with spiny...more »

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Acanthocytosis: the presence of acanthocytes in the blood stream (as in abetalipoproteinemia).
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Acanthocytosis: Erythrocytes with protoplasmic projections giving the cell a thorny appearance.
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Acanthocytosis: Related Topics

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Acanthocytosis: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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


Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Acanthocytosis as a "rare disease".

Source - Orphanet

Acanthocytosis as a Disease

Acanthocytosis (medical condition): See Acanthocytosis (disease information).
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Acanthocytosis: Related Diseases

Acanthocytosis: Acanthocytosis is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

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Broader terms for Acanthocytosis

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The following terms can be used for Acanthocytosis

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Hierarchical classifications of Acanthocytosis

The following list attempts to classify Acanthocytosis into categories where each line is subset of the next.

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