A CASE REPORT OF SEVERE HEMOLYTIC ANAEMIA WITH ELLIPTOCYTOSIS
Severe Hemolytic Anaemia
Hereditary elliptocytosis is a rare, autosomal dominant haematological disorder1. It is a hemolytic anaemia due to membrane defect, which produces a broad spectrum of disease that ranges from fully compensated hemolysis to life threatening anaemia. Red cells with uniform elliptical shape come under the category of hereditary elliptocytosis (HE) however homozygous or compound heterozygous for HE present with distorted morphology termed as hereditary pyeropoikilocytosis (HPP)2.