elliptocytosis


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elliptocytosis

[ə‚lip·tə‚sī′tō·səs]
(medicine)
A rare hereditary disease of man characterized by the presence of large numbers of oval or elliptic erythrocytes in the circulating blood.
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Heterozygotes present with mild clinical picture with fully compensated hemolysis whereas homozygotes and compound heterozygotes like hereditary elliptocytosis in combination with beta thalassaemia trait present with severe hemolytic anaemia due to mutual enhancement of involved genes4.
Molecular determinants of clinical expression of hereditary elliptocytosis and pyropoikilocytosis.
Another membranopathy simulated is elliptocytosis when a content of oval-shaped red blood cells rises from 10% to 25-75% and more.
Sperocytosis and elliptocytosis are hereditary conditions causing anemia due to a disorder in the red cell membrane.
It can be positive in hereditary elliptocytosis and autoimmune hemolytic anemia.