Reliability of red blood cell indices and formulas to discriminate between β thalassemia trait and iron deficiency in children

@article{Ferrara2010ReliabilityOR,
  title={Reliability of red blood cell indices and formulas to discriminate between β thalassemia trait and iron deficiency in children},
  author={M. Ferrara and L. Capozzi and R. Russo and F. Bertocco and D. Ferrara},
  journal={Hematology},
  year={2010},
  volume={15},
  pages={112 - 115}
}
  • M. Ferrara, L. Capozzi, +2 authors D. Ferrara
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Hematology
  • Abstract Iron deficiency (ID) and β thalassemia trait (βTT) are the most common causes of hypochromia and microcytosis. This study evaluates the reliability of some of the red blood cell (RBC) indices and the formulas used in the differentiation between βTT and ID in a cohort of 458 children aged between 1·8 and 7·5 years (mean age 5·6±1·7 years) with mild hypochromic microcytic anemia. Within this group, 243 were confirmed with ID and 215 with βTT. Red cell indices derived from automated red… CONTINUE READING
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