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Effect of VDR polymorphisms on growth and bone mineral density in homozygous beta thalassaemia
Summary. We examined the effect of vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphisms at exon 2 (FokI) and intron 8 (BsmI) on the stature and bone mineral density at femoral neck (FBMD) and lumbar spine (LBMD)Expand
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Reliability of red blood cell indices and formulas to discriminate between β thalassemia trait and iron deficiency in children
Abstract Iron deficiency (ID) and β thalassemia trait (βTT) are the most common causes of hypochromia and microcytosis. This study evaluates the reliability of some of the red blood cell (RBC)Expand
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Influence of Helicobacter pylori infection associated with iron deficiency anaemia on growth in pre-adolescent children
Abstract In 102 children of both genders aged between 10 and 12 years affected by iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) from various causes, a retrospective study from 1999 to 2007 has been performed toExpand
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Effect of Helicobacter pylori eradication on platelet count in children with chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
Abstract Recent reports have suggested, particularly in adults, an association between Helicobacter pylori infection (HPI) and chronic idiopatic thrombocytopenic purpura (cITP) with improvement ofExpand
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Iron deficiency in childhood and adolescence: Retrospective review
Abstract Two hundred and thirty-eight subjects of both sexes, age range 7.5 months–16 years, with iron deficiency (ID), were included in a retrospective review of ID causes, to determine the bestExpand
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Newborn hearing screening project using transient evoked otoacoustic emissions: Western Sicily experience.
OBJECTIVE To study the incidence of congenital sensorineural hearing loss in all newborns introducing a screen test with a protocol no expensive, with a good "screen sensitivity" that could let anExpand
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Thrombophilic gene mutations in children with migraine
Abstract In 35 patients of both sexes (18 boys and 17 girls), mean age 8.9 ± 4.5 years, affected by migraine both with (45.2%) and without an aura (54.9%) (P > 0.05) who had no alteration of brainExpand
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Role of polymorphic sequences 5′ to the Gγ gene and 5′ to the β gene on the homozygous β thalassemic phenotype
Sixty‐seven homozygous male and female thalassemic patients with different phenotypes, aged between 8 and 33 years, were divided into three groups, according to the severity of their β‐thalassemiaExpand
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HEMATOLOGICAL AND MOLECULAR ANALYSIS OF β-THALASSEMIA AND Hb LEPORE IN CAMPANIA, ITALY
This epidemiological study was based on a hematological and a molecular analysis of 310 heterozygous β thalassemic and 75 carriers of Hb Lepore out of 3,000 microcythemic subjects from the CampaniaExpand
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