Assessment of thyroid function in two hundred patients with beta-thalassemia major.

@article{Zervas2002AssessmentOT,
  title={Assessment of thyroid function in two hundred patients with beta-thalassemia major.},
  author={Athanasios Zervas and Anna Katopodi and Anthi Protonotariou and Sarantis Livadas and Markesia Karagiorga and Constantina Politis and George J Tolis},
  journal={Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association},
  year={2002},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={151-4}
}
Despite improved hematologic care, multiendocrine dysfunction is a common complication of homozygous transfusion-dependent beta-thalassemia. In this study our goal was to estimate the prevalence of thyroid dysfunction in a large homogenous group of thalassemic patients. Two hundred patients with beta-thalassemia major (100 males and 100 females; mean age, 23.2 +/- 6.7 years; age range 11-43 years), regularly transfused and desferioxamine chelated, were randomly selected from a pool of… CONTINUE READING