Effect of breastfeeding versus infant formula on iron status of infants with beta thalassemia major

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BACKGROUND Thalassemia major or Cooley's anemia is the most severe form of beta thalassemia in which the complete lack of beta protein in the hemoglobin causes a life-threatening anemia requiring regular blood transfusions and extensive ongoing medical care. These extensive, lifelong blood transfusions lead to iron-overload that must be treated with… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s13006-017-0111-3

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