PAKISTAN ARMED FORCES
MEDICAL JOURNAL (Category X)

A Journal of Army Medical & Dental Corps

Being published since 1956

ISSN (online) 2411-8842
ISSN (print) 0030-9648

VOL 67, No. 1, FEBRURAY 2017

A CASE REPORT OF SEVERE HEMOLYTIC ANAEMIA WITH ELLIPTOCYTOSIS

Sunila Tashfeen, Muhammad Ayyub*, Nadir Ali**, Saleem Ahmed Khan*, Hamid Saeed Malik*

Abstract

Hereditary elliptocytosis is a rare, autosomal dominant haematological disorder1. It is a hemolytic anaemia due to membrane defect, which produces a broad spectrum of disease that ranges from fully compensated hemolysis to life threatening anaemia. Red cells with uniform elliptical shape come under the category of hereditary elliptocytosis (HE) however homozygous or compound heterozygous for HE present with distorted morphology termed as hereditary pyeropoikilocytosis (HPP)2.



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