Hereditary elliptocytosis

Key Information

Appropriate Tests

Red cell membrane defect

Clinical assessment should include personal and family history of anaemia, neonatal jaundice in particular the need for phototherapy, jaundice and gall stones.

Full blood count, Reticulocyte count, Blood film, Bilirubin, Lactate dehydrogenase.

Flow cytometry evaluation may be indicated.

Family studies, if indicated.

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