Failure of puberty and linear growth in beta-thalassemia major.


Thalassemia major is a severe progressive hemolytic anemia and a serious medical problem worldwide. Endocrine dysfunctions are well described in patients with thalassemia major. Data for endocrine complications from developing countries are scant. Endocrine complications in developing countries may be frequent due to suboptimal iron chelation. The aim of… (More)


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@article{Karamifar2005FailureOP, title={Failure of puberty and linear growth in beta-thalassemia major.}, author={Hamdollah Karamifar and Mehdi Shahriari and Gholam Hossein Amirhakimi}, journal={Turkish journal of haematology : official journal of Turkish Society of Haematology}, year={2005}, volume={22 2}, pages={65-9} }