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Facial Features of a Patient with Thalassemia

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A patient with thalassemia intermedia or major often develops a number of changes in facial appearance. These are causes by an expansion of the facial bones due to the erythroid hyperplasia that occurs as a result of the disease.

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