Shreyas Gupte

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From August 1989 to May 1991, 52 patients with transfusion dependent thalassaemia major received L1 (1,2-dimethyl-3- hydroxypyrid-4-one), the oral iron chelator, for a period of 3-21 months (mean +/- SD: 14.2 +/- 6.8). Mean (+/- SD) urinary iron excretion varied from 6.2 +/- 4.6 mg/d on 25 mg/kg/d of L1 to 42.3 +/- 37.1 mg/d on 100 mg/kg/d of L1. Mean (+/-(More)
Haemoglobin Q (Hb Q), a relatively uncommon α-chain structural Hb variant, has been reported either in the heterozygous state or interacting with β-thalassaemia. Individuals inheriting Hb Q generally are asymptomatic and are diagnosed by chance during population screening or as a part of a family study. This paper represents the first large study from India(More)
This paper presents an analysis of data collected from 242 cases of acute and chronic leukemia observed during a 10-year period. The incidence of childhood leukemia was 26.45%. In the present series, it was 35.95% for ALL, 21.9% AML, 38.4% CML and 2.89% CLL. The incidences of ALL and CML were found comparable to other series from Bombay. The geographical(More)
Haemoglobin Q (Hb Q), a relatively uncommon alpha-chain structural Hb variant, has been reported either in the heterozygous state or interacting with beta-thalassaemia. Individuals inheriting Hb Q generally are asymptomatic and are diagnosed by chance during population screening or as a part of a family study. This paper represents the first large study(More)
The frequency of anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA) was evaluated in multi-transfused patients of thalassemia major. Twelve out of 83 patients (14.5%) had positive ANA at titres of 1:80 or above. The results were compared with age and sex matched healthy controls who showed positive results in only 1 of 52 cases (1.9%; p less than 0.05). Antibody against double(More)
The D antigenic sites are diminished in weak D and partial D variants. The aim of this study was to estimate D antigen on RBC in weak D and partial D variants in Indian population by using flow cytometric method. Blood samples of 42 cases of partial D, eight cases of weak D and 123 normal Rh phenotypes identified by serological methods were used in the(More)
Twenty-four patients with beta thalassaemia major, aged 8-22 years (mean 15.3 +/- 8.1) were given 1-2, dimethyl-3-hydroxypyrid-4-one (L1) orally for a period of three months. The drug was given in the dose of 25 mg/Kg/day for the first week and gradually increased to 100 mg/Kg/day which was continued until 3 months. The mean urinary iron excretion was 5.73(More)