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Asplenia in a 12 Year Old Boy with Sickle Beta Thalassemia

Abstract

Author(s): Diouf JBN, Noubadoum A, Sougou NM

Sickle cell anemia is an inherited hemoglobin disease caused by the substitution of valine for glutamic acid in position 6 of the ß chain of globin. It is the most common genetic disease in the world. Its severity is linked to its complications. Asplenia is a rare chronic complication due to repeated infarctions. The authors report a case of asplenia in a 12-year-old thalasso-sickle cell patient. 

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