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Endocrinopathies in beta-thalassemia major. Prevalence, risk factors, and age at diagnosis in Northwest Saudi Arabia.

  title={Endocrinopathies in beta-thalassemia major. Prevalence, risk factors, and age at diagnosis in Northwest Saudi Arabia.},
  author={Abdelhadi Habeb and Zakaria M. Al-Hawsawi and Mohamed M. Morsy and Abdallah M Al-Harbi and Adnan S Osilan and Mohamed Sf Al-Magamsi and Mohamed A Zolaly},
  journal={Saudi medical journal},
  volume={34 1},
OBJECTIVE To define the prevalence, risk factors, and age at diagnosis of endocrinopathies in beta-thalassemia major (BTM) in Northwest Saudi Arabia. METHODS This retrospective cross-sectional study included patients with BTM attending a combined endocrine-hematology clinic in Al-Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from March 2009 to December 2010. Clinical and biochemical data from the initial clinic visits were used to define the prevalence and age of diagnosis of endocrinopathies. Demographic… 

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