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


Iron deficiency (ID) and beta thalassemia trait (betaTT) 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 betaTT and ID in a cohort of 458 children aged between 1.8 and 7.5 years (mean age 5.6+/-1.7 years) with… (More)
DOI: 10.1179/102453310X12583347010098

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