A 25 year old Mediterranean female with Thalassemia major presents with jaundice


Question Number 0912
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A 25 year old Mediterranean female with Thalassemia major presents with jaundice. The color of her stool and the color of her urine are normal. Upon laboratory tests she is found to have an unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia. Her peripheral blood smear shows a microcytic anemia as well as target cells. What is the likely cause of her jaundice?
a) intrahepatic obstructive jaundice
b) extrahepatic obstructive jaundice
c) obstructive jaundice consisting of both intrahepatic and extrahepatic obstruction
d) hepatocellular jaundice
e) hemolytic jaundice


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