Hereditary Elliptocytosis Follow-up

Updated: Feb 09, 2016
  • Author: Daniel J Kim, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Prognosis

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  • Most patients with hereditary elliptocytosis (HE) are asymptomatic.
  • Even those with clinically significant hemolysis have an excellent prognosis after splenectomy.
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Patient Education

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  • Patients should be informed about the autosomal dominant inheritance of the major types of HE.
  • In addition, despite the asymptomatic nature of the disease, family members can be encouraged to be screened for HE.
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