Genetic causes of undiagnosed hemolytic anemia in nineteen patients were analyzed by whole-exome sequencing, and novel COL4A1 variants were identified in four patients (21%). All patients were complicated with congenital malformations of the brain, such as porencephaly or schizencephaly. In these patients, hemolysis became less severe within 2 months after birth, and red cell transfusion was no longer required after 50 days, whereas chronic hemolysis continued.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology