Identification of Mediterranean beta-thalassemia mutations by reverse dot-blot in Italians and Egyptians.

@article{Rady1997IdentificationOM,
  title={Identification of Mediterranean beta-thalassemia mutations by reverse dot-blot in Italians and Egyptians.},
  author={Magdy S. Rady and Maria Baffico and Ahmed Samy Khalifa and Nahla M Heshmat and S el-Moselhy and G. V. Sciarratta and Ibtessam Ramzy Hussein and Samia Ali Temtamy and Giovanni Romeo},
  journal={Hemoglobin},
  year={1997},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={59-69}
}
beta-Thalassemia is a significant public health problem in Egypt where over 1000 of the annual 1.5 million newborns are expected to be affected with this disorder. A preventive program of the disease should be multifaceted with its technical component based on carrier screening and prenatal diagnosis through mutation detection. In addition, it should have an information and educational component with the aim of increasing public awareness of the disease. Proper selection of the technique(s) to… CONTINUE READING

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