• Vol. 37 No. 5, 447–448
  • 15 May 2008

Transfusion-dependent Microcytic Anaemia in a 10-year-old Girl



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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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