Southeast asian ovalocytosis: the need for a carefull observation of red cell indices and blood smear.

@article{Moulin2017SoutheastAO,
  title={Southeast asian ovalocytosis: the need for a carefull observation of red cell indices and blood smear.},
  author={Pierre-Antoine Moulin and Vanessa Nivaggioni and No{\'e}mie Saut and Charlotte Grosdidier and Denis Bernot and V{\'e}ronique Baccini},
  journal={Annales de biologie clinique},
  year={2017},
  volume={75 6},
  pages={
          699-702
        }
}
Southeast asian ovalocytosis (SAO) is characterized by macro-ovalocytes and ovalo-stomatocytes on blood smear. SAO is common in Malaisia and Papua-New-Guinea where upwards to 40 per cent of the population is affected in some coastal region. Inherited in an autosomal dominant way, illness results from deletion of codons 400-408 in SLC4A1 gene which encodes… CONTINUE READING