Tagged: Thalassemia

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A microcytic anemia and elevated iron levels in tissues

An 8-year-old child has been brought to his pediatrician by his parents after they noticed that he felt very fatigued. They also noted that his abdomen seemed to be enlarged. Examination reveals an enlarged spleen. Further history reveals that the child been given vitamins and iron supplements over the last few months. Laboratory tests show a microcytic anemia and elevated iron levels in tissues. Which of the following conditions is most consistent with the findings in this patient? A. Aplastic anemia B. Sickle cell anemia C. Pernicious anemia D. Thalassemia major E. Thalassemia minor The correct answer is E- Thalassemia...

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