What are the treatment options for hereditary hemolytic anemia?

Updated: Oct 08, 2018
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Therapy and medical care vary considerably in the group of hereditary disorders. Splenectomy has been advantageous in hereditary spherocytosis and hereditary elliptocytosis, in some of the unstable hemoglobinopathies, and in certain patients with pyruvic kinase deficiency. It has little value in most other hereditary hemolytic disorders.


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