Targeted Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) to Diagnose Hereditary Hemolytic Anemias

  • Rishab Bharadwaj Mail Department of Paediatric Hematology/Oncology, Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital, Chennai, India
  • Thulasi Raman Department of Pathology, Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital, Chennai, India
  • Ravikumar Thangadorai Department of Pediatrics, Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital, Chennai, India
  • Deenadayalan Munirathnam Department of Paediatric Hematology/Oncology, Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital, Chennai, India
Keywords:
Hereditary hemolytic anemia; Dehydrated Hereditary Stomatocytosis; Kӧln hemoglobinopathy; Targeted Next Generation Sequencing

Abstract

Hereditary hemolytic anemias present a unique diagnostic challenge due to their wide phenotypic and genotypic spectrum. Accurate diagnosis is essential to ensure appropriate treatment. We report two cases, which presented as hemolytic anemias, but initial workup was inconclusive and they were finally diagnosed with the help of Next Generation Sequencing (Dehydrated Hereditary Stomatocytosis and Kӧln Hemoglobinopathy). The introduction of gene sequencing to aid diagnosis of these disorders is a revolutionary step forward and should be incorporated earlier in the workup of such patients.

 

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Published
2020-07-02
How to Cite
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Bharadwaj R, Raman T, Thangadorai R, Munirathnam D. Targeted Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) to Diagnose Hereditary Hemolytic Anemias. Int J Hematol Oncol Stem Cell Res. 14(3):177-180.
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Case Report(s)