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Spur-cell anemia

Spur-cell anemia: Introduction

Spur-cell anemia: Spur-cell anemia is a form of anemia where the red blood cells have an unusual spiked appearance. These abnormally shaped cells are destroyed earlier than normal and if new red blood cells aren't made fast enough to replace them, anemia can result. The condition may be acquired (e.g. in severe liver disease, especially when related to alcoholism) or inherited (e.g. abetalipoproteinemia). More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Spur-cell anemia is available below.

Symptoms of Spur-cell anemia

Treatments for Spur-cell anemia

  • Treat underlying cause e.g. treat alcoholism if it is causing the liver disease. Severe cases may require blood transfusion. Splenectomy and liver transplants are uncommon as the patient is usually too unwell to undergo surgery
  • Treatment of spur-cell anemia varies depending on the underlying cause. Treatments include:
    • Investigation and management of the underlying cause
      • Management of alcoholic liver disease with abstinence
      • Triglyceride restriction and fat soluble vitamin supplementation in abetalipoproteinemia
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  1. Spur-cell anemia: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types

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