Trace element status in a rare case of hemoglobin D Punjab trait

Authors

  • K Sudha
  • N Prabhakaran

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51248/.v39i2.211

Keywords:

Hemoglobin D Punjab, hemoglobin variants, trace elements

Abstract

Hemoglobin D Punjab is a hemoglobin variant that occurs mainly in northwest India with prevalence rate of 1%. Homozygous form is very rare and clinically more serious than heterozygous HbD. Here we present a case of HbD trait with mild anemia and slightly altered red cell indices in a 31year old female from South India. Decreased plasma trace elements (iron, copper, zinc) and altered metalloproteinsare the novel findings, emphasizing the need for periodic assessment and prompt supplementation of micronutrients to prevent red cell damage and related complications in hemoglobinopathies.

 

Published

2020-11-14

How to Cite

1.
Sudha K, Prabhakaran N. Trace element status in a rare case of hemoglobin D Punjab trait. Biomedicine [Internet]. 2020Nov.14 [cited 2021Sep.22];39(2):377- 379. Available from: https://biomedicineonline.org/index.php/home/article/view/211

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Section

Original Research Articles