Hereditary elliptocytosis

Common Name(s)

Hereditary elliptocytosis

Hereditary elliptocytosis refers to a group of inherited blood conditions where the red blood cells are abnormally shaped. Symptoms can include fatigue, shortness of breath, gallstones, and yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice). Affected individuals can also have an enlarged spleen. Treatment is usually not necessary unless severe anemia occurs. Surgery to remove the spleen may decrease the rate of red blood cell damage.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Hereditary elliptocytosis" returned 63 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Spectrin Tunis (Sp alpha (I/78)) in a Korean family with hereditary elliptocytosis.
 

Author(s): Eunhee Han, Ahhyun Kim, Joonhong Park, Myungshin Kim, Yonggoo Kim, Kyungja Han, Yoo-Jin Kim

Journal: Ann Lab Med. 2013 Sep;33(5):386-9.

 

Last Updated: 4 Sep 2013

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[Clinical characteristics of 5 patients with hereditary elliptocytosis].
 

Author(s): Neng Nie, Ying-qi Shao, Jun Shi, Mei-li Ge, Yi-zhou Zheng

Journal: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue Za Zhi. 2013 Jun;34(6):540-1.

 

Last Updated: 5 Jul 2013

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Hereditary elliptocytosis.
 

Author(s): Craig Soderquist, Adam Bagg

Journal: Blood. 2013 Apr;121(16):3066.

 

Last Updated: 31 May 2013

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