Treatment of vitamin D deficiency in transfusion-dependent thalassemia.

@article{Fung2011TreatmentOV,
  title={Treatment of vitamin D deficiency in transfusion-dependent thalassemia.},
  author={Ellen B. Fung and Catherine Hazel M Aguilar and Ida Micaily and Drucilla A Haines and Ashutosh Lal},
  journal={American journal of hematology},
  year={2011},
  volume={86 10},
  pages={
          871-3
        }
}
The survival of patients with thalassemia major has progressively improved with advances in therapy; however, osteoporosis remains a frequent, unresolved issue [1]. Adequate circulating levels of vitamin D are essential for optimal skeletal health and reducing fracture risk [2]. Vitamin D insufficiency is reported in the majority of patients with thalassemia in the USA [3] and elsewhere [4–10], despite routine prescription of 400–1,000 IU vitamin D per day. In this study, assessment of serum 25… CONTINUE READING
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