A case of heterozygosis for Hb E (β26 [B 8] glu→lys) in a 39-year-old woman with iron deficiency anaemia and hypothyroidism is described. Iron therapy raised the Hb E content from 17 to 33%. Hb E is frequent in Southeast Asia and occasionally reported in Europe. This case is the first observed in Italy.
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