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Knowledge, attitude and practice towards dietary iron among patients with thalassemia and their caregivers in Peninsular Malaysia.

  title={Knowledge, attitude and practice towards dietary iron among patients with thalassemia and their caregivers in Peninsular Malaysia.},
  author={Denise Chin and Siti Fatimah Kader Maideen and Abdul Rashid},
  journal={The Medical journal of Malaysia},
  volume={74 5},
INTRODUCTION Thalassemias are the most common human monogenic disorders in the world. Regular blood transfusion and increased intestinal absorption of iron among thalassemia patients will lead to iron overload, which will not only markedly decrease their life expectancy but also pose a heavy burden to the healthcare system. The objective of this study was to evaluate the level of knowledge, attitude and practice towards dietary iron among thalassemia patients and their caregivers. METHODS An… 
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