Indian Journal of Medical Specialities

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 111--113

Anemia in pregnancy: Think beyond iron deficiency


Faisal A Memon, Vikram A Londhey, Raju J Nagara 
 Department of General Medicine, HBT Medical College and Dr. RN Cooper Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Vikram A Londhey
Department of General Medicine, HBT Medical College and Dr. RN Cooper Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India

We hereby describe a rare case of delta beta (δβ)-thalassemia as a cause of anemia in a 2-month pregnant female who was diagnosed as homozygous δβ-thalassemia after gene mutation studies. δβ-thalassemia is an unusual variant of thalassemia with elevated level of fetal hemoglobin. Homozygous patients of this disorder, unlike β-thalassemia, show mild anemia and give a clinical picture similar to that of thalassemia intermedia. However, δβ-thalassemia heterozygotes clinically show the characteristics of thalassemia minor.


How to cite this article:
Memon FA, Londhey VA, Nagara RJ. Anemia in pregnancy: Think beyond iron deficiency.Indian J Med Spec 2019;10:111-113


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Memon FA, Londhey VA, Nagara RJ. Anemia in pregnancy: Think beyond iron deficiency. Indian J Med Spec [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 22 ];10:111-113
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