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Genetics and Molecular Biology
On-line version ISSN 1678-4685
TOZETTO-MENDOZA, Tania Regina et al. Camperdown hemoglobin associated with b° thalassemia in a Brazilian child. Genet. Mol. Biol. [online]. 2005, vol.28, n.3, pp. 394-396. ISSN 1678-4685. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-47572005000300010.
We report the coexistence of Hb Camperdown [b104 (G6) Arg ® Ser] and b°-thalassemia [b39 (Gln ® stop codon)] in a nine-month-old Brazilian boy. He had a relatively more severe hypochromic and microcytic anemia in comparison to his mother's b-thalassemia trait. His Hb Camperdown heterozygous father was clinically and hematologically normal. To our knowledge, this is the first description of an association of b°-thalassemia with Hb Camperdown.
Keywords : hemoglobin Camperdown; thalassemia.