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Equation for Distinguishing Beta -Thalassemia Minor from Iron Deficiency Anemia

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with microcytic anemia using the score of Chandra et al.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags

ICD-10:

D50, D56.1

Description:

Chandra et al developed an equation which may be helpful in distinguishing iron deficiency anemia from beta-thalassemia minor. The authors are from the Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences in Uttarakhand, India.

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