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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 275-277

When chronic ischemia in thalassemia mimics leukodystrophy: Case report with review of literature


1 Department of Radiodiagnosis, King George’s Medical College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Medicine, King George’s Medical College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Manish Gutch
Department of Medicine, King George’s Medical College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/cjhr.cjhr_30_17

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We present magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain picture of a 10-month-old child suffering from thalassemia major. The picture had changes that mimicked leukodystrophy. However, on taking detailed clinical history, the MRI picture fitted well into the chronic hemolytic anemia pathology, and the changes could be explained and corroborated with studies in the literature.


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