Author(s): Ng YP, Joseph R, Biswas A, Ng YP, Joseph R, Biswas A
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Abstract A newborn with homozygous alpha-thalassemia presented with intrauterine growth retardation and presumed persistent pulmonary hypertension. He also had moderate anemia, hepatomegaly and hypospadias. Correlating the newborn's clinical presentation with an underlying cause of anemia was helpful for early diagnosis. Prenatal blood tests must include red cell indices and a mean corpuscular volume value below 80 fL should prompt thalassemia screening in an at-risk population.
This article was published in J Perinatol
and referenced in Journal of Blood Disorders & Transfusion