Helen Fragopanagou

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AIM The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of diabetes mellitus in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) chronic hepatitis and secondary haemochromatosis as a consequence of beta-thalassaemia major. This group of patients was studied in order to reveal subtle effects of early stages of HCV infection on glucose metabolism, made more apparent by(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to investigate the cause of increased incidence of impaired glucose tolerance and diabetes mellitus in patients with alpha-thalassaemia major and chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection without cirrhosis of the liver. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study included 28 alpha-thalassaemic multi-transfused patients (14 females and 14(More)
Chronic hepatitis C (CHC) and iron overload are the main causes of liver disease in β-thalassemia major (βTM). There is limited data regarding the course of CHC in this population. All patients (n = 144) from the thalassemia centre of the University Hospital of Patras were evaluated (January 1981 to June 2012). Patients were classified into group A (n =(More)
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