The changing profile of homozygous β-thalassemia: Demography, ethnicity, and age distribution of current North American patients and changes in two decades Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Homozygote
  • beta-Thalassemia

abstract

  • There are probably only 750 to 1000 patients with homozygous beta-thalassemia in North America. Only about 15 to 20 new cases are diagnosed each year. The increasing mean age and age distribution indicate that modern therapies are effective, but immigration of non-Mediterranean ethnic groups with thalassemia has resulted in more, younger patients. TM is increasingly becoming a disease of young adults.

publication date

  • March 18, 1996

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 8604269

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 352

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 97

number

  • 3