Chapter 7: Normochromic Anemias: Biochemical and Membrane Disorders and Miscellaneous Red Cell Disorders

Ciesla, Betty
January 2007
Hematology in Practice;2007, p97
Book Chapter
Chapter 7 of the book "Hematology in Practice" is presented. It reviews the functions of the spleen as they relate to red cell membrane integrity. The genetics and pathophysiology of hereditary spherocytosis are discussed, as well as the mutations and ethnic distinctions in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. It also explains the characteristics of aplastic anemia, paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria and Fanconi's anemia.


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