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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr1220092514.
Published online 2010 September 17. doi:  10.1136/bcr.12.2009.2514
PMCID: PMC3027374
Reminder of important clinical lesson

Postsplenectomy thromboembolic disease in congenital sideroblastic anaemia


This case report describes a case of congenital sideroblastic anaemia, one of the prototype disorders of erythroid haem biosynthesis. In this instance it was not recognised until after the patient had undergone splenectomy and developed refractory thromboembolic disease.

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