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hereditary spherocytosis treatment?

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Dr. Scott Diede
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Supportive care: There is no cure for hereditary spherocytosis (hs) and treatment is supportive. Blood transfusions are sometimes required. Folic acid supplementation can be helpful. Hs patients frequently develop gallstones and the gallbladder sometimes needs to be removed. Lastly, the removal of the spleen can be quite helpful for certain patients, but the risks and benefits of doing this need to be discussed.
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