[Beta-thalassemia risk in the newborn of the Aosta Valley].

@article{Peano1986BetathalassemiaRI,
  title={[Beta-thalassemia risk in the newborn of the Aosta Valley].},
  author={L Peano},
  journal={La Pediatria medica e chirurgica : Medical and surgical pediatrics},
  year={1986},
  volume={8 6},
  pages={885-7}
}
  • L Peano
  • Published 1986 in
    La Pediatria medica e chirurgica : Medical and…
We have studied the probability that the babies born in the Aosta Valley (North Italy) in 1983-84 were affected with minor and major thalassemia, basing our analysis on the ethnic origin of their grandparents, frequently immigrated from Mediterranean Areas. In a sample of 1599 cases, we have found that these frequencies were 2.16% and 0.025%, with a risk of about one homozygous genotype every 4000 live births. These values, similar to those founded in the industrialized north Italy towns, with… CONTINUE READING