Medical Definition of Chronic familial 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 Chronic Familial Icterus

chronic cellular dehydration
chronic cholecystitis
chronic cicatrizing enteritis
chronic conjunctivitis
chronic constrictive pericarditis
chronic cutaneous leishmaniasis
chronic cystic mastitis
chronic desquamative gingivitis
chronic diffuse sclerosing osteomyelitis
chronic discoid lupus erythematosus
chronic disease
chronic dysentery of cattle
chronic eczema
chronic eosinophilic pneumonia
chronic familial icterus (current term)
chronic familial jaundice
chronic familial polyneuritis
chronic fatigue syndrome
chronic fibrosing alveolitis
chronic fibrous thyroiditis
chronic focal sclerosing osteomyelitis
chronic follicular conjunctivitis
chronic gastritis
chronic glaucoma
chronic glomerulonephritis
chronic glossitis
chronic granulocytic leukaemia
chronic granulomatous disease
chronic granulomatous disease of childhood

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