Chapter 6. Acquired Abnormalities of Globin Chain Synthesis or Haemoglobin Structure

  1. Barbara J. Bain MBBS FRACP FRCPath

Published Online: 12 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988787.ch6

Haemoglobinopathy Diagnosis, Second Edition

Haemoglobinopathy Diagnosis, Second Edition

How to Cite

Bain, B. J. (ed) (2006) Acquired Abnormalities of Globin Chain Synthesis or Haemoglobin Structure, in Haemoglobinopathy Diagnosis, Second Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470988787.ch6

Editor Information

  1. Professor of Diagnostic Haematology, St Mary's Hospital Campus of Imperial College, Faculty of Medicine, London and Honorary Consultant Haematologist, St Mary's Hospital, London

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405135160

Online ISBN: 9780470988787



  • acquired thalassemia;
  • myelodysplastic;
  • erythropotests;
  • anisocytosts;
  • haemolytic anaemia


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Acquired thalassaemia

  • Increased or decreased haemoglobin F

  • Increased or decreased haemoglobin A2

  • Increased or decreased glycosylated haemoglobin

  • Carboxyhaemoglobinaemia

  • Methaemoglobinaemia

  • Sulphaemoglobinaemia

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