Difficulties in diagnosing thalassemia minor


Karaman S., Apak H.

TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.44, ss.24-26, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 44
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.24-26

Özet

Here we outline a practical approach to the detection of thalassemias in some clinical settings. Any patient with a low mean corpuscular volume (MCV) with or without anemia or a neonatal screening result indicating possible presence of thalassemia minor needs evaluation by a hematologist. But sometimes it is difficult to diagnose a patient whose hemoglobin electrophoresis is normal. We review the various types of the thalassemia syndromes, where exact diagnosis could be difficult. (Turk Arch Ped 2009; 44 Suppl: 24-6)