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October 2004, Volume 54, Issue 10


B-Thalassaemia - a Major Health Problem in Pakistan

T. S. Shamsi

b-thalassaemia is a major health problem in Pakistan. It is the most prevalent genetically transmitted blood disorder with a carrier rate of 5-8%; around 5000 children are diagnosed each year in the country.1,2 The mainstay of treatment is blood transfusion and iron chelation therapy


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