Mutations associated with beta-thalassemia intermedia in Kuwait.

@article{Adekile2005MutationsAW,
  title={Mutations associated with beta-thalassemia intermedia in Kuwait.},
  author={Adekunle D Adekile and Mohammad Z Haider and Ferdane Kutlar},
  journal={Medical principles and practice : international journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre},
  year={2005},
  volume={14 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          69-72
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To identify the beta-globin gene mutations associated with beta-thalassemia (beta-thal) intermedia in Kuwait. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Eighteen patients from 13 unrelated families, mean age 12.7 +/- 8.1 years, range 4-31 years, were involved in the study. They did not require regular blood transfusion. Complete blood count and cation exchange high-performance liquid chromatography hemoglobin quantitation were carried out using standard techniques. Beta-thal mutations were identified… CONTINUE READING

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