The pattern of bone disease in transfusion-dependent thalassemia major patients.

Abstract

Twenty-eight patients with thalassemia major were treated with frequent blood transfusions for 10-25 years. Eleven (39%) had radiographic signs of osteoporosis, and four (14%) presented with fractures. Keeping hemoglobin level above 9.0 g/dl reduced osteoporosis and the incidence of fractures but did not prevent them. Osteonecrosis of the femoral head and… (More)

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@article{Katz1994ThePO, title={The pattern of bone disease in transfusion-dependent thalassemia major patients.}, author={Kevin Katz and Gadi Horev and Joshua Goshen and Hannah Tamary}, journal={Israel journal of medical sciences}, year={1994}, volume={30 8}, pages={577-80} }