Gall bladder sludge and stones in multitransfused Egyptian thalassaemic patients.

@article{ElNawawy2001GallBS,
  title={Gall bladder sludge and stones in multitransfused Egyptian thalassaemic patients.},
  author={Ahmed Ahmed El-Nawawy and A S Kassem and Mohamed A. Eissa and M. R. Abdel-fattah and Mohamed Safwat},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  year={2001},
  volume={7 4-5},
  pages={635-41}
}
One hundred Egyptian beta-thalassaemic patients on a long-term transfusion/chelation programme were evaluated for the prevalence of gall bladder sludge and stones and the associated risk factors. Fifty healthy individuals served as controls. Abdominal ultrasonography revealed that 14% of the thalassaemic patients had gall bladder sludge or stones (6% stones… CONTINUE READING