Red blood cell alloimmunization in transfusion-dependent Egyptian patients with thalassemia in a limited donor exposure program.

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BACKGROUND Thalassemia is considered the most common hemoglobinopathy in Egypt and is one of its major health problems. Lifelong red blood cell (RBC) transfusion remains the main treatment for severe forms; however, RBC alloimmunization results as a complication of regular transfusions due to repeated exposure to foreign antigens. The objective was to… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2011.03234.x

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