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Review Articles from PubMed
Patients with β-thalassemia major (BTM) require regular blood transfusions, supported by appropriate iron chelation therapy (ICT), throughout their life. β-thalassemia is a global disease that is most highly prevalent in Southeast Asia, Africa, and Mediterranean countries. However, ...
In Tunisia, beta-thalassemia major is a real public health problem. A study carried out of patients affected shows that for them, this chronic haemoglobinopathy is a disability hampering their physical activities, their social integration, their academic results and their emotional life.
Endocrinopathies are common in patients with -thalassemia major despite parenteral iron chelation therapy with deferoxamine. Prevalence of abnormal glucose metabolism in previous studies was controversial. The aim of this study was to discuss the prevalence of abnormal glucose metabolism ...
Editorials from PubMed
Research Articles from PubMed
Since iron overload is the commonest cause of morbidity and mortality in β thalassemia major (β-TM), it represents one major target in therapeutic management of the disease. The recently discovered erythroid regulator, erythroferrone (ERFE), governed by high levels of erythropoietin, ...
To determine whether serum ferritin, liver transaminases, and regularity and type of iron chelation protocol can be used to predict liver iron load as assessed by T2* magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with beta thalassemia major (TM).