Overhydrated hereditary stomatocytosis


A rare disorder where abnormal red blood cell membranes fail to regulate movement of sodium and potassium into and out of the red blood cell. The red blood cell accumulates too much salt and water which causes it to burst. Destruction of red blood cells leads to anemia. The red blood cells are abnormally shaped and resemble a stoma or mouth


* Abnormal red blood cell shape * Hemolytic anemia * Clotting problems * Abdominal pain * Enlarged spleen


Blood transfusion