Medical Definition of Congenital haemolytic icterus

1. A hereditary disorder that leads to a chronic haemolytic anaemia due to an abnormality in the red blood cell membrane. This disorder is caused by a defective gene. Red cells are resistant to stress and rupture easily. Infants may appear jaundiced and pale. Fatigue, weakness and shortness of breath are other symptoms that may be seen in older patients. The spleen may also be enlarged. Treatment includes splenectomy (removal of the spleen). After this is accomplished the life-span of the red blood cells returns to normal. (27 Sep 1997)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Congenital Haemolytic Icterus

congenital dysphagocytosis
congenital dysplasia of the hip
congenital dysplastic angiectasia
congenital dysplastic angiomatosis
congenital ectodermal defect
congenital ectodermal dysplasia
congenital elephantiasis
congenital epulis of newborn
congenital erythropoietic porphyria
congenital facial diplegia
congenital fibrosis of the extraocular muscles
congenital generalised fibromatosis
congenital giant pigmented nevus
congenital glaucoma
congenital haemolytic anaemia
congenital haemolytic icterus (current term)
congenital haemolytic jaundice
congenital heart block
congenital heart defect
congenital heart disease
congenital hernia of the diaphragm
congenital hip dislocation
congenital hip dysplasia
congenital hydrocele
congenital hydrocephalus
congenital hypoplastic anaemia
congenital hypothyroidism
congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma
congenital infection: torchs syndrome
congenital insensitivity to pain

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