A Case of Nonimmune Hydrops Fetalis Caused by Homozygous alpha-Thalassemia


Akar M., Dilli D., Dilmen U.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY, cilt.30, ss.63-66, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/tjh.2012.0021
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.63-66

Özet

Hydrops fetalis is a serious condition which indicates poor prognosis for the affected fetus. Although the incidence of isoimmune hydrops fetalis has decreased markedly, nonimmune hydrops fetalis cases have been more frequently reported. Nonimmune-mediated hydrops can be caused by hemoglobinopathies. In this report we present a case of nonimmune hydrops fetalis caused by homozygous alpha-thalassemia. Because of the high incidence of the disease in our country alpha-thalassemia should be investigated in all cases with nonimmune hydrops fetalis.