Medical Definition of Spherocytic anaemia

1. A hereditary disorder that leads to a chronic haemolytic anaemia due to an abnormality in the red blood cell membrane. This disorder is caused by a defective gene. Red cells are resistant to stress and rupture easily. Infants may appear jaundiced and pale. Fatigue, weakness and shortness of breath are other symptoms that may be seen in older patients. The spleen may also be enlarged. Treatment includes splenectomy (removal of the spleen). After this is accomplished the life-span of the red blood cells returns to normal. (27 Sep 1997)



Spherocytic Anaemia Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Spherocytic Anaemia Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Spherocytic Anaemia

spherize
spherized
spherizes
spherizing
sphero-
spherobacteria
spherocobaltite
spherocobaltites
spheroconic
spheroconics
spherocylinder
spherocylinders
spherocylindrical lens
spherocyte
spherocytes
spherocytic anaemia (current term)
spherocytic jaundice
spherocytosis
spherograph
spherographs
spheroid
spheroid articulation
spheroid calcification
spheroid colony
spheroid joint
spheroidal
spheroidally
spheroidals
spheroidical
spheroids

Other Resources Relating to: Spherocytic anaemia

Search for Spherocytic anaemia on Dictionary.com!Search for Spherocytic anaemia on Thesaurus.com!Search for Spherocytic anaemia on Google!Search for Spherocytic anaemia on Wikipedia!

Search