Elliptocytosis - hereditary
- 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
The following tests may help diagnose the condition:
Bilirubinlevel 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.