Effect of VDR polymorphisms on growth and bone mineral density in homozygous beta thalassaemia

  title={Effect of VDR polymorphisms on growth and bone mineral density in homozygous beta thalassaemia},
  author={M. Ferrara and S. M. Matarese and M. Francese and B. Borrelli and A. Coppola and L. Coppola and L. Esposito},
  journal={British Journal of Haematology},
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) in 108 prepubertal and pubertal homozygous β thalassaemic patients, regularly treated. We found significantly shorter stature and lower LBMD and FBMD in all patients with CC VDR genotype, and significant shorter height and lower LBMD in prepubertal and pubertal female patients with BB VDR genotype… Expand
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