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Friday, January 10, 2020

Spherocytosis

Hello Awesomites !

The future blogs will be on confusers.

Q. On peripheral blood smears there is presence of spherocytes. What are the differentials and the test to identify the same?

Most of you have prompted it as hereditary spherocytosis.
 Let see.

Ans. DIFFERENTIALS :- 
  • HEREDITARY SPHEROCYTOSIS
  • AUTO-IMMUNE HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA
 Best next step is to do DIRECT COOMBS TEST to rule out autoimmune hemolytic anemia.
For hereditary spherocytosis go for osmotic fragility test.  


 So spherocytosis doesn't means Hereditary, it could be acquired, usually preceded by an infection.

HAPPY STUDYING :) 
-Upasana Y.

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