Thalassaemia major

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Presentation

28 year old male with staphylococcal bacteremia on IV antibiotics. He is febrile and has a right thigh swelling possibly haematoma or abscess. Chest X ray was requested to exclude pneumonia.

Patient Data

Age: 28
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Coarse trabeculae of bones. Expansion of ribs with thinned out cortex. Also noted splenomegaly displacing the stomach. Findings are consistent with Thalassemia major.

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Case Information

rID: 18526
Case created: 11th Jul 2012
Last edited: 12th Oct 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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