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Hereditary Pyropoikilocytosis is a type of congenital hemolytic anaemia marked by an unusual sensitivity of red blood cells to heat and erythrocyte morphology similar to that seen in thermal burns. It is always recommended to visit a General Physician/Hematologist and undergo a body check up if a person is undergoing Hereditary Pyropoikilocytosis.
HOW IS HEREDITARY PYROPOIKILOCYTOSIS DIAGNOSED?
Being a rare disorder, testing and diagnosing of Hereditary Pyropoikilocytosis offer a challenge to the General Physician. General tests on anaemia and thyroid glands can be advised. Since the blood cells are involved, cases can be referred to a Hematologist for an opinion and to give the doctor a better idea of the possibilities for treatment.
HOW IS HEREDITARY PYROPOIKILOCYTOSIS TREATED?
Hereditary Pyropoikilocytosis is an inherited condition and therefore treating the underlying condition is ruled out. The best option available is to go in for blood transfusion. Any other treatment to manage the condition will be decided by the doctor based on the individual case history and the exact nature of the disorder.
DID YOU KNOW?
Folic acid supplements may help in dealing with anaemia.