Silvana Rinaldi

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α-thalassemia belongs to those inherited diseases in which large genomic deletions/duplications represent a significant proportion of causative mutations. Until recently, large α-globin gene cluster rearrangements have been mainly detected by gap-PCR and Southern blotting, methods that have significant drawbacks. We tested the recently developed multiplex(More)
To reduce the incidence of β-thalassaemia major and other severe haemoglobin-related disorders by the early identification of healthy carriers, the Centro Studi Microcitemie Roma has been organising since 1975 a prevention programme in Latium, an Italian central region. This programme entails two different types of carrier screening on a voluntary basis: a(More)
In this study we report on the hematological and molecular findings of a family from Central Italy, whose 33-year-old male proband presented with a beta0-thalassemia (thal) trait associated to a relevant Hb F level. The proband and his family (parents and a sister) were investigated by hematological analysis. The two beta-thal carriers of the beta-globin(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Current application of molecular biology techniques to the study of the DNA of globin genes has confirmed the existence of silent alpha and beta thalassemias; which had already been reported on the basis of red blood cell parameters and family studies. The present work was aimed at analyzing all the aspects of the phenotype of the(More)
BACKGROUND: The thalassemic syndromes originate from mutations of the globin genes that cause, besides the characteristic clinical picture, also an increased Hb F amount. It is not yet clear if there are more factors, besides the beta globin genotype, determining the Hb F production. We have tried to find out if there are relations between total Hb and Hb(More)
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