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Rev Med Interne. 2007 Dec;28(12):879-81. Epub 2007 Jun 13.

[Recurrence of thromboembolic disease after splenectomy for hereditary xerocytosis].

[Article in French]

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Service de m├ędecine interne, HIA Sainte-Anne, boulevard Sainte-Anne, 83800 Toulon Naval, France. philippecarli@cegetel.net

Abstract

CASE REPORT:

The diagnosis of hereditary xerocytosis is made in a 57 year old woman splenectomized 30 years ago for a chronic hemolytic anemia. In following, she developed many thrombophlebitis of lower limbs and portal vein.

DISCUSSION:

The methods of diagnosis of this rare hereditary stomatocytosis are recalled, and the mechanisms of thrombotic tendency after splenectomy are discussed. This case underlines the fact that splenectomy is banned in the treatment of hereditary stomatocytosis, and that the serious consequences of iron overload, which is very frequent in this disease, must be prevented.

PMID:
17590481
DOI:
10.1016/j.revmed.2007.05.012
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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