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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM (IJEM)   FALL 2003 , Volume 5 , Number 3 (SN 19); Page(s) 187 To 194.
 
Paper: 

GROWTH AND PUBERTY DISORDERS IN MAJOR THALASSAEMIC PATIENTS IN HORMOZGAN

 
 
Author(s):  HADAEGH FARZAD, ZARE SH., TOUHIDI MARYAM
 
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Abstract: 
thalassaemia in the background of chronic anemia or iron retention following transfusion. Material and Methods: In a case-control study, 109 thalassaemic patients, aged 8 to 18 years, were compared with 107 healthy individuals in the same age range in order to evaluate growth and puberty state and detecting high risk age groups. Results: Thalassaemic patients were divided into good control (ferritin <1500 ng/dl) and poor control (ferritin >1500 ng/dl) groups. Only 14% of thalassaemic patients were in good control group. Short stature [SDS (Standard Deviation Score) less than -2.5] was seen in 64% of patients. Statistically significant differences were found between SDS of height and weight in healthy individuals and thalassaemic patients (P
 
Keyword(s): THALASSAEMIA, FERRITIN, GROWTH, PUBERTY, SHORT STATURE
 
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