Wednesday, 22 September 2010

MRCP revision battle 18.4: Elliptocytosis

Elliptocytosis is an autosomal dominant condition which results in cigar-shaped elliptocytes:

In severe cases they can cause haemolytic anaemia; happily the majority of people with elliptocytosis have no ill effects from it at all.

Now on to a more substantial battle again: aortic stenosis