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Hemochromatosis assesment in β thalassaemia major
Adriana Diaconu and Alice Bălăceanu
β thalassaemia major is a severe anaemia which requires lifetime transfusional treatment, without it the patient would not survive. The chronic transfusional regimen causes an iron overload which needs a regular monitoring for establishing an effective iron chelation therapy.
Key words: β thalassaemia major, iron overload