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Definition

A hereditary hematologic disorder characterized by ovalocytic erythrocytes that are rigid and exhibit reduced expression of many erythrocyte antigens. Clinical manifestations include mild hemolysis, intermittent jaundice and gallstones. However, the disorder is most often asymptomatic.

Acronym

SAO

Synonyms

EL4
Elliptocytosis, stomatocytic hereditary
Elliptocytosis 4
HE, stomatocytic
Ovalocytosis, Malaysian-Melanesian-Filipino type
Ovalocytosis, SA type

Keywords

Elliptocytosis

 
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