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Revista Medica Herediana

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RAMIREZ CUENTAS, John et al. Hemoglobin S / Beta Thalassemia. Report of a probable case. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2004, vol.15, n.3, pp.173-178. ISSN 1018-130X.

We report the case of a patient with Hemoglobin S / Thalassemia. It is feasible to recognize this infrequent disease by its clinical presentation and the aid of clinical laboratory . On this patient, the diagnosis was established based on the clinical findings, hematological evaluation (with careful observation of the red cell morphology and reticulocyte count) and electrophoretic analysis of hemoglobin. We discusse the physiopathology, clinical manifestations, treatment and alternative of prevention of this disease. (Rev Med Hered 2004;15:173-178).

Keywords : Hemoglobin S; thalassemia; anemia.

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