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Blood disorder - rare

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 23, 2009
  • 09:45 PM

My 15 year old daughter has hemolytic anemia (yet hemoglobin is 12.4), hemolysis, jaundice, total billirubin of 2.7 mostly indirect, high retic count (7.3%) and gall stones or billistones. Liver function tests are normal. MCV and MCH are slightly elevated. Spleen and liver are normal in size. The anemia is not autoimmune. The doctors are thinking this may be a rare, even undiscovered, heredity blood disorder. Blood cancers have been ruled out. Can anyone help? We have NO diagnosis.

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  • What are her symptoms, and as a 15 year old, how do her symptoms compare to this?
    wbl4sur 24 Replies
    • December 24, 2009
    • 01:21 PM
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  • What are her symptoms, and as a 15 year old, how do her symptoms compare to this? Her main symptom is jaundice and pallor. She had her gall bladder removed this week because of gall stones or "billi" stones, a result of too much billirubin in her system. She is anemic, but doesn't have a lack of oxygen. She is a cross country runner and is 5' tall and 95 pounds. She doesn't have any other physical symptoms or complaints.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 24, 2009
    • 11:41 PM
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