The effect of dietary magnesium supplementation on the cellular abnormalities of erythrocytes in patients with beta thalassemia intermedia.

@article{Franceschi1998TheEO,
  title={The effect of dietary magnesium supplementation on the cellular abnormalities of erythrocytes in patients with beta thalassemia intermedia.},
  author={Lucia De Franceschi and Maria Domenica Cappellini and G Graziadei and Franco Manzato and Elisabetta Trabetti and Alessandro Pasquali and Gemino Fiorelli and Roberto Corrocher and Carlo Brugnara},
  journal={Haematologica},
  year={1998},
  volume={83 2},
  pages={
          118-25
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Reduced serum or erythrocyte Mg have been reported in human beta thalassemia. These deficiencies may play a role in the cellular abnormalities characteristic of this disorder. We have therefore studied the effect of dietary Mg supplementation in patients with beta thalassemia intermedia in order to establish whether it improves the abnormalities of thalassemic erythrocytes. DESIGN AND METHODS Plasma and erythrocyte Mg were determined in 11 patients with b thalassemia… CONTINUE READING

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