LGCmain
Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology
Home About us Instructions Submission Subscribe Advertise Contact e-Alerts Ahead Of Print Login 
Users Online: 2052
Print this page  Email this page Bookmark this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 609-611

Transfusion-induced hemoglobinopathy in patients of beta-thalassemia major


Department of Haematology, IRCH Building, 1st Floor, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Sanjeev K Gupta
B-1/226, Yamuna Vihar, Delhi - 110 053
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.85112

Rights and Permissions

Apparent hemoglobinopathy acquired after blood transfusion is an uncommon cause of diagnostic dilemma resulting in repeated testing and delay in the diagnosis. Out of the 1530 hemoglobin (Hb)- high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) performed at our hospital (May 2009 to April 2010), 3 pediatric cases of thalassemia major were detected having posttransfusion hemoglobinopathy with HbS ranging from 9.9% to 18.5%. In all three cases, there was no variant hemoglobin in earlier documented Hb-HPLC. It is important to be aware of and consider apparent transfusion-induced hemoglobinopathy in patients with unusual percentage of variant hemoglobin to avoid unnecessary treatment and counseling.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed9641    
    Printed94    
    Emailed1    
    PDF Downloaded171    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 1    

Recommend this journal