The changing epidemiology of β-thalassemia in the Greek-Cypriot population.

Abstract

The first epidemiological study for thalassemia in Cyprus was performed by Fawdry in 1946. The study determined that the frequency of β-thalassemia (β-thal) carriers was around 18.0% and that of α(0)-thal carriers (individuals with both cis α-globin genes inactive) at around 2.0%. In 1998, another study concluded that Cyprus had one of the highest… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/03630269.2013.801851

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@article{Kyrri2013TheCE, title={The changing epidemiology of β-thalassemia in the Greek-Cypriot population.}, author={Andreani R. Kyrri and Eleni Kalogerou and Dena Loizidou and Christina Ioannou and Christina Makariou and Loukas Kythreotis and Marios S Phylactides and Petros Kountouris and Michael Angastiniotis and Bernadette Modell and Marina Kleanthous}, journal={Hemoglobin}, year={2013}, volume={37 5}, pages={435-43} }