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.
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causes, and treatments of Spherocytic anemia is available below.
Symptoms of Spherocytic anemia
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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
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Causes of Spherocytic anemia
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Spherocytic anemia: Undiagnosed Conditions
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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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