Hereditary spherocytosis; Spherocytosis
Infants may have yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice) and pale coloring (pallor).
Other symptoms may include:
Shortness of breath Weakness
Signs and tests
In most cases, the spleen is enlarged.
Laboratory tests can help diagnose this condition. Tests may include:
- Blood smear to show abnormally shaped cells
- Bilirubin level
- Complete blood count to check for anemia
- LDH level
Osmotic fragility Reticulocyte count