Reproductive behaviour of mothers of children with beta-thalassaemia major.

  title={Reproductive behaviour of mothers of children with beta-thalassaemia major.},
  author={Farrokh Habibzadeh and Mahboobeh Yadollahie and M Roshanipoor and Mansour Haghshenas},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  volume={18 3},
Thalassaemia is the most common monogenic autosomal hereditary disease worldwide. This questionnaire-based cross-sectional study looked at the reproductive behaviour of 156 mothers of children affected with beta-thalassaemia major (Cooley anaemia) in Fars province, southern Islamic Republic of Iran. Regardless of the number of affected children, the parents of children with Cooley anaemia had an average of 3 unaffected children, the same as the average for the provincial population. The… CONTINUE READING

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