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Fœtal Hæmoglobin in Fanconi Type Anæmia

Naturevolume 192page982 (1961) | Download Citation



THE persistence of fœtal hæmoglobin formation after infancy is usually taken to indicate an anæmic state existing from early life and is most commonly found in association with hereditary hæmoglobinopathies. Despite an extensive search among other types of anæmia only very slight increases have been found, with the exception of quite large amounts present in acute leukæmia in children1 and in adolescents2.

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    Shahadi, M. T., and Diamond, L. K., Amer. J. Dis. Child, 98, 293 (1959).

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    Cowdell, A. H., Phizackerley, P. J. R., and Pike, D. A., Blood, 10, 788 (1955).

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    • J. H. JONES

    Present address: Department of Pathology, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, Mon.


  1. Department of Pathology and Bacteriology, Welsh National School of Medicine, Cardiff

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