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The Zemblanity of Missing Subtile Changes in the Patient'S Blood Tests-Diagnosing Hereditary Spherocytosis After Finding Extramedullary Haematopoiesis

Volume 3 - Issue 2

Margarida Dantas Brito*1, Harald Holte1 and Irene Langmyhr2

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    • 1Lymphoma department, Oslo University Hospital, Norway
    • 2Patology department, Oslo University Hospital, Norway

    *Corresponding author: Ana Margarida Dantas Brito Rodrigues, Lymphoma department, The Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo University Hospital, Norway

Received: March 08, 2018;   Published: March 19, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.03.000870

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We report a clinical case of hereditary spherocytosis in the view of it´s educational value. The diagnose was overlooked for many years while the patient was a regular blood donor. This was probably the stress factor that precipitated the development of extramedullary haematopoiesis in a patient that otherwise had a rather mild phenotype. The authors want to stress the importance of valuing the red cell indexes as an informative part of the hemogram.

Keywords: Hereditary Spherocytosis; Red Blood Cell Indexes; Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin Concentration (MCHC); Haemolysis; Extramedullary Haematopoiesis

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