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Heinz' bodies congenital haemolytic anaemia

Alternative eponyms

  • Heinz bodies-congenital haemolytic anaemia syndrome
  • Heinz' body anaemia
  • Cathic’s syndrome

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Haemolytic anaemia of infancy associated with the finding of Heinz’ bodies in the red cells.

Description

Haemolytic anaemia of infancy associated with the finding of Heinz’ bodies in the red cells. From birth. Congenital non-spherocytic haemolytic anaemia; jaundice, splenomegaly; pigmenturia. Symptoms vary with different types of haemoglobin variants. Haemolytic crisis may be precipitated by sulphonamides. Autosomal dominant inheritance.

Bibliography

  • J. A. B. Cathic:
    Apparent idiopathic Heinz body anemia.
    Great Ormond Street Journal, 1952, 3: 43.

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