Elliptocytosis 2

Common Name(s)

Elliptocytosis 2

Elliptocytosis 2 also known as ovalocytosis, is a rare disorder that changes the shape of peoples red blood cells. Red blood cells are important because they are responsible for carrying oxygen around our bodies. The normal shape of red blood cells is a sphere with a small dent on one side. Instead of being shaped like this, people affected by elliptocytosis 2 have oval shaped red blood cells. This means that not aas much oxygen can be carried by each red blood cell, which could cause the person to have hemolytic anemia, a disorder where the red blood cells are killed sooner than they would be normally. Elliptocytosis 2 is the most common form of elliptocytosis, making up 66% of people with elliptocytosis. Some people with elliptocytosis 2 are carriers of the disorder, meaning that they do not show any symptoms themselves, but could pass it onto their kids who may show symptoms. Symptoms of elliptocytosis 2 include abdominal pain, fatigue, growth failure, leg ulcers, and gallstones. Talk with your doctor to find the best treatment if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with elliptocytosis 2.

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The terms "Elliptocytosis 2" returned 2 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Modulation of erythrocyte membrane mechanical stability by 2,3-diphosphoglycerate in the neonatal poikilocytosis/elliptocytosis syndrome.
 

Author(s): W C Mentzer, T A Iarocci, N Mohandas, P A Lane, B Smith, J Lazerson, T Hays

Journal: J. Clin. Invest.. 1987 Mar;79(3):943-9.

 

To explain the transient anemia and poikilocytosis seen during infancy in hereditary elliptocytosis (HE), we resealed erythrocyte (RBC) ghosts from affected children or their elliptocytic parents with 2,3-diphosphoglycerate (DPG) (0-8 mM), a compound that dissociates membrane skeletons, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Data on linkage in man; elliptocytosis and blood groups. I. Families 1 and 2.
 

Author(s): J N M CHALMERS, S D LAWLER

Journal: Ann Eugen. 1953 Apr;17(4):267-71.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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