Spherocytosis

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What is Spherocytosis?

Spherocytosis is a condition that causes an abnormality in the red blood cell membrane. While healthy blood cells are shaped like flattened, indented disks, these abnormal membranes lead to sphere-shaped red blood cells, and the premature breakdown of those cells.


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What It Is
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Spherocytosis Causes
Causes
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Spherocytosis Risk Factors
Risk Factors
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Spherocytosis Diagnosis
Diagnosis
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Spherocytosis Symptoms
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Spherocytosis Complications
Complications
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Screening for Spherocytosis
Screening
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Spherocytosis Medications
Medications
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Spherocytosis Prevention
Prevention
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Treatment
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