Stomatocyte abnormal red blood cell, illustration - stock illustration

Illustration of an abnormal red blood cell (erythrocyte) known as stomatocyte. Red blood cells with this appearance occur in hereditary stomatocytosis. This disease arises from a dominant genetic defect in red blood cell membranes. The cells leak sodium and potassium ions, lose their normal indentation on one side forming a mouth-like shape (stoma), and eventually burst. This results in haemolytic anaemia and sometimes clotting problems. There is no specific treatment, but blood transfusions may sometimes be required
Illustration of an abnormal red blood cell (erythrocyte) known as stomatocyte. Red blood cells with this appearance occur in hereditary stomatocytosis. This disease arises from a dominant genetic defect in red blood cell membranes. The cells leak sodium and potassium ions, lose their normal indentation on one side forming a mouth-like shape (stoma), and eventually burst. This results in haemolytic anaemia and sometimes clotting problems. There is no specific treatment, but blood transfusions may sometimes be required
Stomatocyte abnormal red blood cell, illustration
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