Corpus ID: 37826649

Renal tubular function in beta-thalassemia.

@article{Sumboonnanonda1998RenalTF,
  title={Renal tubular function in beta-thalassemia.},
  author={A. Sumboonnanonda and P. Malasit and V. Tanphaichitr and S. Ong-ajyooth and S. Sunthornchart and S. Pattanakitsakul and S. Petrarat and A. Assateerawatt and A. Vongjirad},
  journal={Pediatric nephrology},
  year={1998},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={
          280-3
        }
}
Studies of the renal involvement in thalassemic syndromes have been varied and few. This study was designed to define the renal abnormalities associated with beta-thalassemia and to correlate the renal findings with clinical parameters. One hundred and four beta-thalassemic children with various disease severity were studied. The patients were divided into three groups: 48 with severe anemia [hematocrit (Hct) < 25%], 31 on a hypertransfusion program and desferrioxamine treatment, and 25 with… Expand
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