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Beta thalassemia trait (also called beta thalassemia minor or beta thalassemia carrier state) is a benign, heterozygous condition that can be distinguished from the more severe beta thalassemia syndromes (intermedia and major) by clinical and laboratory features.
KEYWORDS: Anti-thyroid peroxidase, Anti-thyroglobulin, Beta thalassemia minor, Thyroid hormones.
As shown in table 1, comparing means of individuals with alpha deletion in beta-thai carriers, alpha deletion can modify mean of indices in beta thalassemia carriers slightly.
Fifty one percent of beta thalassemia trait patients had coexistent iron deficiency.
Patients suffering from any other blood disorders other than beta thalassemia major or any other pathology besides spleen and liver enlargement or Hepatitis B and C were not included.
There are estimated 60-80 million people in the world who carry beta thalassemia trait alone1.
Beta Thalassemia Major in a Developing Country: Epidemiological,'Clinical and Evolutionary Aspects.
The spectrum of beta thalassemia mutations on the Indian subcontinent: the basis for prenatal diagnosis.
Conclusion: Low serum calcium is very prevalent in transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia major patients in our set up possibly due to poor chelation as was confirmed by our study where 49% of patients had hypocalcemia.
Chronic iron overload occurs in patients suffering from beta thalassemia, sickle cell disease and hereditary hemochromatosis (HH).
Biopharmaceutical company La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company (Nasdaq:LJPC) stated on Tuesday that its Investigational New Drug Application (IND) for LJPC-401 has been accepted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) and beta thalassemia.
Beta thalassemia (BT) major is one of the most common hereditary diseases in Iran.
According to a recent case study, the highest prevalence of beta thalassemia, which results from one or more genetic defects, is in India, Bangladesh and South East Asia (where the carrier frequency is approximately 1-5%).