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How does hereditary spherocytosis affect chicken pox?

I have a 32 year old son who was diagnosed with hereditary spherocytosis shortly after he was born. He received blood transfusions up to the age of 4 when they removed his spleen. Just a few days ago he contracted chicken pox. Should we be concerned?
Mon, 8 Apr 2019
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Hello,

Hereditary spherocytosis (HS) is an inherited condition affecting red blood cells. Red blood cells contain haemoglobin that transports oxygen around the body. Increased levels of bilirubin can make the whites of the eyes and skin turn yellow, a condition called jaundice.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Esmeralda Sera, Oncologist
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How does hereditary spherocytosis affect chicken pox?

Hello, Hereditary spherocytosis (HS) is an inherited condition affecting red blood cells. Red blood cells contain haemoglobin that transports oxygen around the body. Increased levels of bilirubin can make the whites of the eyes and skin turn yellow, a condition called jaundice. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Esmeralda Sera, Oncologist