|Department of Pathology, Index Medical College Hospital and Research Center, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India|
|-As Mediterranean or Cooley’s anemia knownTo haemolysis, the patient is prone.-Microcytic Hypochromic RBC’s and also target cellsIs the story which the blood film tells.
-Reticulocytes and bilirubin indirect increased
With MCV, MCH, MCHC all decreased
-Haemoglobin Electrophoresis is a must
Gives a diagnosis, which one can trust
-High HbF and HbA2 levels are seen
Absent or variable HbA noted has been
-A handy tool is the iron stain
Siderotic granules are the finding main
-The homozygote is of types two
Beta zero and plus, label them you do.
|Cooley,s anemia, Thalessemia, Hemoglobinopathy, Sideroblastic granules.|