Alpha Thalassemia and General Anesthesia

Longe, Katrina M.
April 2009
International Student Journal of Nurse Anesthesia;Spring2009, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p20
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study on a 21-month old, nine-kilogram female, who was admitted for having outpatient dental restoration and was given general anesthesia. It is noted that the patient has not received either routine medications and neither she has experienced medical allergies in the previous surgeries. The author implies that there are a variety of popular classifications of thalassemia in which degrees of symptoms simply vary. Hence, it is implied that a patient having a thalassemia is concerned on facial deformity caused by ineffective erythropoesis.


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