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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-6

Thalassemia: An overview


1 Department of Medicine, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Smt. SK and Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Medicine, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Smt. SK Hospital, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Microbiology, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Smt. SK Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Ramesh Aggarwal
Department of Medicine, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Smt. SK and Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-5009.126696

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This article provides an insight towards diagnosing and managing thalassemias. It begins by describing the structure of normal hemoglobin and elaborates on our understanding of the pathophysiology of thalassemia. An overview of transfusion therapy and its complications including endocrinopathies and cardiomyopathy has also been discussed.


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