Hereditary Spherocytosis: Causes and Symptoms


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Which of the following is considered the cause of hereditary spherocytosis?

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1. What happens to the red blood cells in a person with hereditary spherocytosis?

2. How is the spleen involved in hereditary spherocytosis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The cause of hereditary spherocytosis is one of the topics tested in this quiz/worksheet combo. The practice questions help you review the role of the spleen and the symptoms of this genetic condition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to assess your knowledge of:

  • The cause of hereditary spherocytosis
  • What happens to red blood cells in people with this condition
  • The role of the spleen
  • The symptoms of hereditary spherocytosis

Skills Practiced

This assessment will help you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - understand the hereditary spherocytosis to understand what happens to the cells in a person with the disease
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the role of the spleen is in this disease
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about symptoms of hereditary spherocytosis

Additional Learning

Learn more about inherited hemolytic anemia through this through the lesson called Hereditary Spherocytosis: Causes and Symptoms which covers the following topics related to the disease:

  • Definition
  • Cause
  • Symptoms