A Turkish child with Hb H-β-thalassemia and a clinical picture of thalassemia major, is described. His father and brother have α-β-thalassemia with hematologic findings no more severe than would be expected if they had either trait alone, and his mother has α-thalassemia alone. History revealed that 3 siblings have died from a similar illness in early infancy, perhaps indicating the severity of the combination in this family
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