hereditary spherocytosis


: a disorder of red blood cells that is inherited as a dominant trait and is characterized by anemia, small thick fragile spherocytes which are extremely susceptible to hemolysis, enlargement of the spleen, reticulocytosis, and mild jaundice

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“Hereditary spherocytosis.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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