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Hereditary elliptocytosis, what to do?

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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Know symptoms...

Hereditary elliptocytosis is a disorder passed down through families where red blood cells are abnormally shaped.
Elliptocytosis is frequently harmless. However, some people may have crises in which the red blood cells rupture, especially if they have a viral infection. Persons with this disease can develop anemia, jaundice, and gallstones. A hematologist can help educate you about what to look do.

In brief: Know symptoms...

Hereditary elliptocytosis is a disorder passed down through families where red blood cells are abnormally shaped.
Elliptocytosis is frequently harmless. However, some people may have crises in which the red blood cells rupture, especially if they have a viral infection. Persons with this disease can develop anemia, jaundice, and gallstones. A hematologist can help educate you about what to look do.
Dr. Scott Diede
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