Ibnosina Journal of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

REVIEW
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 63--77

Identification and reporting of common hemoglobin disorders: A review


Jessica A Hemminger1, Nazih AbuAlsheikh2, Samir B Kahwash2 
1 Department of Pathology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
2 Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Correspondence Address:
Samir B Kahwash
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
USA

Hemoglobinopathies and thalassemias constitute a major cause of anemia worldwide. Some of these disorders may necessitate chronic red blood cell transfusion therapy, which frequently results in a host of serious clinical sequelae, including iron overload. The following review attempts to offer a simplified approach to the identification of the most commonly encountered hemoglobin disorders. In addition, practical comments on reporting the results of hemoglobin studies and the expected clinical impact of the various findings are discussed.


How to cite this article:
Hemminger JA, AbuAlsheikh N, Kahwash SB. Identification and reporting of common hemoglobin disorders: A review.Ibnosina J Med Biomed Sci 2012;4:63-77


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Hemminger JA, AbuAlsheikh N, Kahwash SB. Identification and reporting of common hemoglobin disorders: A review. Ibnosina J Med Biomed Sci [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Oct 30 ];4:63-77
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