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

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Akar M., Dilli D., Dilmen U.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY, vol.30, no.1, pp.63-66, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tjh.2012.0021
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.63-66


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.