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Spherocytosis, type 4

Spherocytosis, type 4: Introduction

Spherocytosis, type 4: A rare genetic condition characterized by a defect of the red blood cell membrane. It is characterized by abnormally-shaped red blood cells which are spherical rather than doughnut-shaped. The abnormal red blood cells are broken down by the spleen sooner than normal which leads to problems such as anemia. There are various subtypes of the disorder which are distinguished by the origin of the underlying genetic defect. Type 4 is linked to a defect on chromosome 174q21-q22. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Spherocytosis, type 4 is available below.

Symptoms of Spherocytosis, type 4

Treatments for Spherocytosis, type 4

  • Severe anemia may require blood transufions
  • Chronic anemia can be treated with folic acid supplements
  • Chronic enlargement of the spleen may require surgical removal of the spleen (splenectomy)
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Causes of Spherocytosis, type 4

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Misdiagnosis and Spherocytosis, type 4

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  1. Spherocytosis, type 4: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Complications

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