Erythrocyte Membrane Disorders
Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
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How to Cite
Tse, W. T. 2006. Erythrocyte Membrane Disorders. eLS. .
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
Erythrocyte membrane disorders, such as hereditary spherocytosis and elliptocytosis, usually present with abnormal red cell shapes, hemolysis and anemia. Recent genomic research has shown that defects in proteins that constitute the erythrocyte membrane skeleton are often the causes of these disorders.