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Hereditary ovalocytosis

  • Definition

    Hereditary ovalocytosis is rare condition passed down through families (inherited) in which blood cells are slightly oval-shaped instead of round. It is a form of hereditary elliptocytosis.

    Alternative Names

    Ovalocytosis - hereditary

    Causes, incidence, and risk factors

    Ovalocytosis is mainly found in Southeast Asian populations.