Combined Hereditary Spherocytosis and β-thalassemia trait: A Rare Co-existence

*, Sridevi H.B. and *, Saraswathy Sreeram and Hegde, Anupama and *, Prashantha B. and Chakraborti, Shrijeet (2018) Combined Hereditary Spherocytosis and β-thalassemia trait: A Rare Co-existence. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 12 (1). EC09-EC011. ISSN 0973-709X

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Haemoglobinopathies are the commonest haemolytic disorders, prevalent in India and form a major bulk of patients in most of the haematology outpatient clinics. β-thalassaemia is the commonest inherited haemolytic anaemia and presence of β-Thalassaemia Trait (BTT) goes mostly undetected due to its asymptomatic clinical course. However, BTT should be diagnosed so as to conduct a genetic counselling and to prevent the number of births of affected children in turn reducing the financial burden on the affected family. Detection of combined haemolytic anaemia is on a rise due to better screening modalities in haemoglobinopathies. We hereby present two cases of combined BTT and Hereditary Spherocytosis (HS), and their clinical outcome.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Haemoglobinopathies, Hepatosplenomegaly, Liquid chromatography, Osmotic fragility
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Biochemistry
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2018 04:45
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2018 04:45

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