2 October 2020 (Wednesday) - Haemoglobinopathies

 An interesting case today… a blood count which wasn’t especially unusual until I realised the patient had both Hb Constant Spring and beta thalassaemia.

Effectively one cancelled out the other.

I did a little Googling;

https://ashpublications.org/blood/article/89/5/1762/236290/The-Unusual-Pathobiology-of-Hemoglobin-Constant

https://library.ehaweb.org/conference/documents/97379/red_cell_disease_2_alpha-thalassemia_syndromes_-_from_clinical_and_molecular_diagnosis_to_bedside_management.pdf

Back in the day I used to be quite the wizz at haemoglobinopathies. I’ve forgotten so much…

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