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Effect of eradication of Helicobacter pylori in children with chronic immune thrombocytopenia: A prospective, controlled, multicenter study
The eradication of Helicobacter pylori has been associated with remission of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) in approximately half of eradicated patients. Data on children are limited to small caseExpand
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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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Rituximab (anti-cd20 monoclonal antibody) in children with chronic refractory symptomatic immune thrombocytopenic purpura: efficacy and safety of treatment
This retrospective study investigated the effects of rituximab in 19 pediatric patients (15 girls and 4 boys) with chronic refractory symptomatic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). PatientsExpand
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CNR2 functional variant (Q63R) influences childhood immune thrombocytopenic purpura
Immune thrombocytopenic purpura is an acquired autoimmune disorder that is the most common cause of thrombocytopenia in children. The endocannabinoid system is involved in immune regulation. WeExpand
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CNR2 functional variant (Q63R) influences childhood immune thrombocytopenic purpura.
Immune thrombocytopenic purpura is an acquired autoimmune disorder that is the most common cause of thrombocytopenia in children. The endocannabinoid system is involved in immune regulation. WeExpand
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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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Cardiac Involvement in β‐Thalassemia Major and β‐Thalassemia Intermedia
The forms and severity of cardiac complications were investigated in patients with asymptomatic thalassemia intermedia and thalassemia major by M‐mode, bi‐dimensional echocardiography (ECHO) andExpand
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Flow-cytometric analysis of erythrocytes and reticulocytes in congenital dyserythropoietic anaemia type II (CDA II): value in differential diagnosis with hereditary spherocytosis.
Congenital dyserythropoietic anaemia type II (CDA II) is the most common congenital dyserythropoietic anaemia. CDA II is frequently misdiagnosed as Hereditary Spherocytosis (HS) due to the presenceExpand
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