Diagnosis and clinical relevance of co-inheritance of haemoglobin D-Punjab/β+-thalassemia traits in an immigrant Afghan family

Ralph Huits, Anne-Marie Feyens, Niels Lonneville, Xavier Peyrassol, Anne-Sophie Adam, Beatrice Gulbis, Marjan Van Esbroeck

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Abstract

We report on a Pashtun family affected by haemoglobin D-Punjab/β+-thalassemia to increase the awareness of the increasing prevalence of haemoglobinopathies among primary care physicians. We highlight the diagnostic approach of these conditions and the benefits of genetic counselling.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Clinical Pathology
Volume75
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)861-864
Number of pages4
ISSN1472-4146
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Databases, Genetic
  • Emigrants and Immigrants
  • Hemoglobinopathies/diagnosis
  • Hemoglobins, Abnormal/genetics
  • Humans
  • beta-Thalassemia/diagnosis

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