Thalassemia - hair on end sign

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

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A known case of thalassemia

Patient Data

Age: 18 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Long and thin vertical striations in the diploic space.

Case Discussion

Marked vertical striations in a patient with thalassemia give the appearance of hair standing on end so called hair on end sign.

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Case information

rID: 21052
Published: 1st Jan 2013
Last edited: 9th Dec 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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