Thalassaemia screening in a non-prevalent region of a prevalent country (Turkey): is it necessary?

@article{Acemolu2008ThalassaemiaSI,
  title={Thalassaemia screening in a non-prevalent region of a prevalent country (Turkey): is it necessary?},
  author={Hamit Acemoğlu and Nazim Ercument Beyhun and Serhat Vançelik and Hatice Polat and Asuman Guraksin},
  journal={Public health},
  year={2008},
  volume={122 6},
  pages={620-4}
}
OBJECTIVES Haemoglobinopathies are the most widespread inherited disorders in the world, and are also common in Turkey. Haemoglobinopathies are preventable with control programmes. Therefore, the Ministry of Health initiated a control and prevention programme in 33 provinces in Turkey. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of haemoglobinopathies in Erzurum as part of the programme mentioned above, and to discuss the need for premarital screening in a non-prevalent region (Erzurum… CONTINUE READING
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