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Five Cypriots homozygous for beta +-thalassaemia have inherited deletion or non-deletion forms of alpha-thalassaemia that seem to have modified the usually severe clinical picture to that of mild thalassaemia intermedia. These observations have important implications for the antenatal diagnosis of beta-thalassaemia.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/s0140-6736(81)92864-6

Type

Journal article

Journal

Lancet (London, England)

Publication Date

03/1981

Volume

1

Pages

527 - 529

Keywords

Humans, Thalassemia, Chromosome Deletion, Globins, Pedigree, Homozygote, Phenotype, Adolescent, Adult, Child, Cyprus, Female, Male