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Hereditary elliptocytosis

  • Alternative Names

    Elliptocytosis - hereditary


    Symptoms
    • Fatigue
    • Shortness of breath
    • Yellow skin and eyes (jaundice) - may persist for a long time in a newborn

    Signs and tests

    An examination by your health care provider may occasionally show an enlarged spleen.

    The following tests may help diagnose the condition:

    • Bilirubin level may be high.
    • Blood smear may show elliptical red blood cells.
    • Complete blood count (CBC) may show anemia or signs of red blood cell destruction.
    • Lactate dehydrogenase level may be high.
    • Ultrasound of the gallbladder may show gallstones.