A 29-year-old male asked:
what is the definition or description of: hereditary spherocytosis?
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Dr. Arold Augustin answered
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Cell abnormality: Hereditary form of a blood disorder, inherited in a dominant fashion such that its presence on one allele/chromosome will be associated with clinical disease. In this blood disorder, the red blood cells are sphere-shaped and less deformable than their normal biconcave counterparts. Hence, these abnormal cells are destroyed during their passage in the spleen (hemolytic anemia).
Answered on Jan 26, 2013
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