A case report of hereditary spherocytosis affecting mother and child with varied severity

Venkatamurthy M, B Aditya Kumar


Hereditary spherocytosis (HS) is a genetically transmitted form of spherocytosis, an autohemolytic anemia characterized by the production of red blood cells that are sphere-shaped rather than biconcave disc, and therefore more prone to hemolysis. It is a result of heterogeneous alterations in one of six genes (most often the ankyrin gene) that encode for proteins involved in vertical associations that tie the membrane skeleton to the lipid bilayer. We report a case of Heriditary spherocytosis affecting both mother and the baby with varied severity.

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