MCQ – 88748

Question

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

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