Hepatitis in children with thalassemia major.


Since thalassemia major patients are transfusion dependent, they are at a particularly high risk of contracting post-transfusion hepatitis. In this study, 36 transfusion-dependent children were followed up for evidence of viral hepatitis. Of 23 with increased ALT levels, 17 were anti-CMV and 12 were anti-HCV positive, 9 were positive for both CMV and HCV… (More)


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@article{Nigro1992HepatitisIC, title={Hepatitis in children with thalassemia major.}, author={Giulia Nigro and Gian Giacomo Taliani and Uwe Bartmann and Renato Vitolo and Trina Perrone and Silvia Mattia and Pascale S Pisano and A Petruccelli and S Maiozzi and Marta Midulla}, journal={Archives of virology. Supplementum}, year={1992}, volume={4}, pages={265-7} }