Definition: A familial congenital hemolytic anemia characterized by numerous abnormally shaped erythrocytes which are generally spheroidal. The erythrocytes have increased osmotic fragility and are abnormally permeable to sodium ions.
a congen hemolytic anemia; do not use /congen & do not coord with INFANT, NEWBORN, DISEASES
See AlsoAnemia, Sideroblastic
Other names Spherocytoses, Hereditary; Hereditary Spherocytosis; Hereditary Spherocytoses