Hereditary elliptocytosis is an inherited red blood cell membrane disorder characterized by typical peripheral blood smear findings of elliptocytes or rod-like red blood cells. Hemoglobin H disease is a form of α-thalassemia disease resulting in mild to moderate hemolytic anemia. The authors report 1 case of a girl who was diagnosed with oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum and a coinheritance of hereditary elliptocytosis and deletional hemoglobin H disease. She had moderate, non–transfusion-dependent anemia. The red blood cells showed marked poikilocytosis and fragmentation. The parents were α-thalassemia carriers and the father had the typical red blood cell morphology of common hereditary elliptocytosis.
*Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology and Oncology
†Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
The authors declare no conflict of interest.
Reprints: Pimlak Charoenkwan, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand (e-mail: email@example.com).
Received August 13, 2016
Accepted December 2, 2016