Vitamin D Status in Thalassemia Major: an Update

@inproceedings{Soliman2013VitaminDS,
  title={Vitamin D Status in Thalassemia Major: an Update},
  author={Ashraf Tawfiq Soliman and Vincenzo de Sanctis and Mohammed Yassin},
  booktitle={Mediterranean journal of hematology and infectious diseases},
  year={2013}
}
The survival of patients with thalassemia major has progressively improved with advances in therapy; however, osteoporosis and cardiac dysfunction remain frequent complications. Adequate circulating levels of vitamin D are essential for optimal skeletal health and reducing fracture risk. Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency is reported to be high in thalassemic patients in many countries despite the presence of good sunshine and routine prescription of 400-1,000 IU vitamin D per day. The risk… CONTINUE READING

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