A case of iron deficiency anemia with co-existing Hb Fontainebleau.

Abhishek HL Purohit, Mukul Aggarwal, Roshan B Colah, Anita H Nadkarni, Hara P Pati
  • Mukul Aggarwal
    All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, India
  • Roshan B Colah
    Institute of Immunohaematology, Haematogenetics Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, India
  • Anita H Nadkarni
    Institute of Immunohaematology, Haematogenetics Mumbai, Maharashtra, India,
  • Hara P Pati
    All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, India

Abstract

Hb Fontainebleaue is a rare alpha chain variant in the Indian population which generates an unknown peak on hemoglobin HPLC study and does cause diagnostic difficulty to those who are not acquainted with this entity. We present a case of Hb Fontainebleau, an eighteen year old patient who presented with symptoms related to anemia to our department and unknown peak observed in HPLC plots lead us to family study and molecular characterization for this case.

Keywords

Iron deficiency anemia; Hb Fontainebleau; Alpha globin gene variant; Microcytosis; Thalassaemia

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