Severe hemolytic anemia due to combined α thalassemia and de novo Hemoglobin Sabine
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Hb Sabine has been reported in eight individuals with severe hemolytic anemia so far [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7], and these affected patients are all Caucasian origin. Here, we reported a new case of de novo Hb Sabine in a 4-year-old boy of Chinese nationality, who simultaneously carried an α thalassemia deletion. The child was first referred to the hospital because of severe influenza-like illness in June 2013 when he was 4 months old. He also had been presenting with pallor as well as fatigue since birth. Bone marrow cell morphology showed significantly hyperplastic erythropoiesis. Hematological tests were performed by using SysmexXN-1000 Hematology System. The hematological data of the proband are shown in Fig. 1 a. We noted that the child’s mother had a history of mild anemia and thus hypothesized that the child might be a typical patient with thalassemia. DNA was extracted from peripheral blood samples of the proband and his parents. Genetic analysis of thalassemia was...
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