A 3 year old girl is brought to the clinic because she was feeling weak. Her par

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A 3 year old girl is brought to the clinic because she was feeling weak. Her parents noticed that she is tiring easily after playing even for a short while. On examining the child, her skin appears to be yellow. Her blood is drawn and her blood smear is examined under the microscope. The Erythrocytes/ RBC appear round without central pallor.This child is most likely suffering from

  1. which blood disorder ?
  2. what is the defect/s in this disorder ?
  3. what is the defective substance ? (carbohydrate / protein / lipid?)
  4. what is the normal function of that which was defective ?
  5. where is the location of the defective substance ?
  6. Where are the defective cells killed ?
  7. what happens to the organ which is killing the defective cells ?
  8. From the question, name 2 other signs  that can be seen as a result of this killing? provide specific names for the signs if you can.
  9. If this continues, what happens to the hematocrit ?
  10. what is the most effective treatment for this condition ?

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