Triplets born to a Chinese woman consisted of 2 healthy boys and a girl with hemoglobin Bart’s hydrops syndrome. The girl with hemoglobin Bart’s hydrops syndrome, confirmed by gene analysis to be homozygous for α-thalassemia-1, survives for 27 months at the time of reporting. The dilemma in sustaining her life and the availability of other therapeutic options are briefly discussed. This is the third case report of homozygous α-thalassemia-1 with long-term survival.
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