Thalassemia

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Stuffy nose since birth.

Patient Data

Age: adult
X-ray

Skull radiograph

The findings of a hair on-end appearances are characteristic of thalassemia.

Case Discussion

The skull findings are in keeping with an haemoglobinopathy, with differentials including: thalassaemia major, sickle cell disease, hereditary spherocytosis, and, less likely, iron deficiency anaemia. 

This patient is known to the service with the diagnosis of Thalassemia major.  

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Case information

rID: 42141
Case created: 7th Jan 2016
Last edited: 15th Sep 2017
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