Thalassemia major

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Staphylococcal bacteremia on IV antibiotics. He is febrile and has a right thigh swelling possibly haematoma or abscess. Chest X ray was requested to exclude pneumonia.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Coarse trabeculae of bones. Expansion of ribs with thinned out cortex. Also noted splenomegaly displacing the stomach. Findings are consistent with Thalassemia major.

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Case information

rID: 18526
Published: 11th Jul 2012
Last edited: 16th Sep 2019
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