Interaction of rare illegitimate recombination event and a poly A addition site mutation resulting in a severe form of alpha thalassemia.


The clinical diversity of thalassemia depends on interaction of diverse genetic defects. We have characterized a severe form of alpha thalassemia caused by coinheritance of a rare alpha-globin gene deletion and a nondeletional defect in a southern Italian family. The proband, a 7-year-old girl, exhibited an abnormal hemoglobin electrophoresis pattern with… (More)


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