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Spherocytic Anemia

Spherocytic Anemia

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Presentation to hematology lab workers about spherocytosis and spherocytic anmeia.
Presentation to hematology lab workers about spherocytosis and spherocytic anmeia.

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Published by: kemach on Feb 13, 2011
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Spherocytic Anemia
What, Laboratory Findings, PossibleCauses
 
What is a spherocyte?
A small spherical red blood cell.
Caused by a molecular defect in one or more of theproteinsof the red blood cellcytoskeleton, including,spectrin,ankyrin, Band 3, or Protein 4.2.
Because the cell skeleton has a defect, the bloodcell contracts to its most surface-tension efficientand least flexible configuration, a sphere. Thesphere-shaped red blood cells are known as
spherocytes
.
 
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