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Am J Hematol. 2006 Mar;81(3):214-5.

Diamond-Blackfan anemia associated with beta-thalassemia trait.

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Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ihsan Dogramaci Children's Hospital, Pediatric Hematology Unit, Sihhiye, Ankara, Turkey. betultavil@yahoo.com

Abstract

A 14-month-old boy was referred to our hospital for evaluation of severe anemia. In the bone marrow aspiration smear, normal cellularity with severe erythroblastopenia (3%) was observed. The hemoglobin electrophoresis of the patient and his father were compatible with the beta-thalassemia trait. Because macrocytosis of Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA) is masked by microcytosis of beta-thalassemia trait, the diagnosis of DBA co-existing with beta-thalassemia trait might be challenging. We report herein a case of DBA co-existing with beta-thalassemia trait in a Turkish boy.

PMID:
16493623
DOI:
10.1002/ajh.20530
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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