A 10-year-girl from Bangladesh presented with a moderately severe anaemia (lowest recorded haemoglobin level of 5.6 g/dL) and a mild jaundice (latest serum bilirubin, 31 μmol/L) 3 years ago (Figs. 1 and 2). Test for haemoglobin electrophoresis on agarose gel did not reveal any abnormal bands.
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