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  • n. elliptocytosis


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  • 197 Called ovalocytosis, this disorder: Jarolim et al., 1991; Schofield et al., 1992.

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  • Called ovalocytosis, this disorder follows the same genetic rules as sickle cell anemia: it’s mild if a person only inherits the defective gene from one parent, but severe if both parents pass it on—so severe, in fact, that a baby with two genes will almost always die before it’s born.

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  • The RBCs from patients with HS, in addition to hereditary pyropoikilocytosis (HPP) and south east asian ovalocytosis (SAO) show reduced fluorescence.

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  • But ovalocytosis also makes red blood cells less hospitable to Plasmodium.

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  • Deletion in erythrocyte band 3 gene in malaria-resistant Southeast Asian ovalocytosis.

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  • Stunting the growth of parasites—whether by thalassemia, ovalocytosis, or sickle cell anemia—gives the immune system more time to get beyond Plasmodium’s evasions, recognize it, and mount a response.

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