Thalassemia Intermedia Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Dec 24, 2018
  • Author: May C Chien, MD; Chief Editor: Vikramjit S Kanwar, MBBS, MBA, MRCP(UK), FAAP  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

While iron deficiency anemia makes up the main differential diagnosis in beta thalassemia intermedia, other diagnoses to consider include alpha thalassemia, other inherited hemolytic anemias (pyruvate kinase deficiency, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase [G6PD] deficiency, unstable hemoglobinopathies), and other causes of microcytic anemias (defect of iron metabolism, sideroblastic anemias).

Differential Diagnoses