Published: 13 March 2023
Author(s): Shay Brikman, Guy Dori
Issue: July 2023
Section: Internal Medicine Flashcards

A 60-year-old man with a history of chronic transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia intermedia, splenectomy and secondary hemochromatosis was admitted due to one week of fever and non-respiratory complaints. On physical examination vital signs were normal, short stature and frontal bossing were noted. Blood tests showed leukocytosis of 16,000/µL, hemoglobin of 8.6 g/dL, mcv of 76 fL. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19 was negative.


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