Journal of Cancer Research and Immuno-Oncology

Journal of Cancer Research and Immuno-Oncology
Open Access

ISSN: 2684-1266


Amina Rafique

Department of Hematology/Oncology, Tulane University School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

  • Case Report   
    A Case of Concurrent Sickle Cell Trait, Alpha Thalassemia, and G6PD Deficiency in a Pediatric Patient
    Author(s): Vinay Krupadev*, Joshua Kirbens and Amina Rafique

    Objective: The aim of this study is to highlight the hospital course of a pediatric patient with concurrent sickle cell trait, alpha thalassemia, and G6PD deficiency. Methods: The patient’s direct bilirubin remained less than 0.2 mg/dl throughout his hospitalization but his total bilirubin peaked at 18.7 mg/dl at 84 hours of life. While the patient’s bilirubin levels decreased after this, the decline was not as rapid as anticipated so a peripheral smear was performed which showed spherocytosis. Hemoglobin electrophoresis was also conducted just prior to discharge after the patient’s hyperbilirubinemia had resolved. Results: The results of the patient’s hemoglobin electrophoresis revealed that the patient was a sickle cell trait carrier and also showed evidence of trace Hb Barts co.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2684-1266.21.7.129

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