Sorry, your search did not match any doctors. Here are some other doctors that we have hand
picked for you!
Show Doctors near me
That's all we have from Bally, Howrah. Here are some top doctors from nearby cities
Hereditary spherocytosis (HS) is an inherited condition of red blood cells. People with this condition typically experience a shortage of red blood cells (anaemia), yellowing of the eyes and skin (jaundice) and an enlarged spleen. About half of affected individuals develop hard deposits in the gallbladder and gallstones, which typically occur from late childhood to mid-adulthood.
HOW IS HEREDITARY SPHEROCYTOSIS DIAGNOSED?
Essentially, Hereditary Spherocytosis speeds up the process of breaking down the red blood cells faster than the healthy ones and as a result, the body will produce too much bilirubin in the bloodstream.
HOW IS HEREDITARY SPHEROCYTOSIS TREATED?
Though the severity of the disorder will determine the treatment for Hereditary Spherocytosis, doctors prefer to surgically remove the spleen to treat the condition. This procedure, known as splenectomy and by removing the spleen, the problem of the red blood cells dying can be prevented thereby improving their life. In the case of children and other milder forms of the condition, other treatments, including oral medication may be adopted.
DID YOU KNOW?
In HS a crisis can cause yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes (jaundice), anaemia and a tender spleen very quickly. They can be triggered by viral infections such as colds and flu. Painkillers and plenty of fluids given through the vein are usually all that is needed.