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Beta Thalassemia (Adults)

Beta Thalassemia Major—Transfusion Risks and Uncertainties

Marseillevirus prevalence in multitransfused patients suggests blood transmission.

Popgeorgiev N, Colson P, Thuret I, Chiarioni J, Gallian P, Raoult D, Desnues C.

Source‎: J Clin Virol 2013;58(4):722-5.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24183312

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.jcv.2013.10.001

Seropositivity of hepatitis C, hepatitis B and HIV in chronically transfused β-thalassaemia major patients.

Ansari SH, Shamsi TS, Khan MT, Perveen K, Farzana T, Erum S, Ansari I.

Source‎: J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 2012;22(9):610-1.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22980623

DOI‎: 09.2012/JCPSP.610611

Thalassemia Major in Adults: Short Stature, Hyperpigmentation, Inadequate Chelation, and Transfusion-Transmitted Infections are Key Features.

Prakash A, Aggarwal R.

Source‎: N Am J Med Sci 2012;4(3):141-4.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22454828

DOI‎: 10.4103/1947-2714.93886

Prevalence of alloimmunisation in patients with beta thalassaemia major.

Kosaryan M, Mahdavi MR, Roshan P, Hojjati MT.

Source‎: Blood Transfus 2012;10(3):396-7.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22395351

DOI‎: 10.2450/2012.0072-11

Clinical outcome of frequent exposure to Torque Teno virus (TTV) through blood transfusion in thalassemia patients with or without hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.

Hu YW, Al-Moslih MI, Al Ali MT, Uzicanin S, Perkins H, Yi QL, Rahimi Khameneh S, Wu J, Brown EG.

Source‎: J Med Virol 2008;80(2):365-71.

Indexed‎: PubMed 18098140

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