THE HISTORY OF BETA-THALASSEMIA IN TURKEY


AKSOY M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.33, ss.195-197, 1991 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 1991
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.195-197

Özet

The first two patients with beta-thalassemia major in Turkey, were reported in 1941. However, the importance of beta-thalassemia as a health problem was brought to the attention of physicians only after 1950. In Turkey, the clinical and hematological pictures of beta-thalassemia were found to be mostly heterogenous. Hematological data of patients with mild disease (beta-thalassemia intermedia) severe beta-thalassemia (beta-thalassemia major) and heterozygotes indicate that patients can be grouped according to the content of Hb F, Hb A2 and red cell indices.