Frequency of hypothyroidism in patients of beta-thalassaemia.

  title={Frequency of hypothyroidism in patients of beta-thalassaemia.},
  author={Sara Ahmed Malik and Serajuddaula Syed and Nisar Ahmed},
  journal={JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association},
  volume={60 1},
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency of hypothyroidism in patients suffering from homozygous beta-thalassaemia. METHODS This descriptive study included 70 diagnosed thalassaemia major patients aged 5-14 years. Demographic data as well as history of blood transfusion and chelation therapy was collected. Random blood samples were drawn and thyroid profile (serum thyroxine [T4], triiodothyronine [T3] and thyroid stimulating hormone concentrations [TSH]) was done by enzyme-linked immunosorbent… CONTINUE READING


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