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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr1220092514.
Published online Sep 17, 2010. doi:  10.1136/bcr.12.2009.2514
PMCID: PMC3027374
Reminder of important clinical lesson
Postsplenectomy thromboembolic disease in congenital sideroblastic anaemia
Michael T Byrne,1 Anke K Bergman,2 Angela I Ruiz,3 Bernard J Silver,1 Jaroslaw P Maciejewski,1 and Ramon V Tiu1
1Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
2Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
3Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Section of Hematopathology, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Correspondence to Ramon V Tiu, tiur/at/
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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