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  1. Dr.Dalia

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    An 18-year-old man is recently diagnosed with
    beta-thalassemia minor. His hemoglobin is
    10.5 g/dL, and he feels well. Which of the following
    findings is characteristic of this condition?


    (A) an increased amount of fetal hemoglobin (HbF) or hemoglobin A2 (HbA2)
    (B) increased osmotic fragility of the red cells
    (C) absent bone marrow iron
    (D) increased macroglobulins in the serum
    (E) small amounts of HbS

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    seems to be A) more likely
     

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    Most probably its a
     

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    A....right??
     

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    A) An increased amount of HbF or HbA2 would be As beta-chains are decreasedin beta-thalassemia,the excess alpha-chains combine with gamma- and delta-chains to make
    HbF and HbA2
     

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    A) should be right
     

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    I believe is the answer A) increased amounts of HbF and HbA2
     

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    i think ( A )
     

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    A, most likely
     

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    a ) is correct
     

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    A is probably the right answer as explained Dr.Dalia. also i guess osmotic fragility decreases in thalessemic patient that is they become more resistant to disintegration on osmotic exposure...
     

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    A is the right ans
     

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    the correct is A
     

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