Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Hereditary Spherocytosis Treatment

Treatment for spherocytosis may include blood transfusions, iron supplements, vitamin B supplements, and surgery to remove the spleen. Removing the spleen usually prevents the complications of the illness. Spleen removal should be delayed as long as possible, in order to reduce the risk for infection.

Treatment for spherocytosis may include:

Hereditary Spherocytosis Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat spherocytosis:

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Last Updated: Jun 14, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Hereditary Spherocytosis References
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