Challenges associated with prolonged survival of patients with thalassemia: Transitioning from childhood to adulthood

Khaled Musallam, Maria D. Cappellini, Ali Taher

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Abstract

Thalassemia is a chronic condition that presents a range of clinical and psychosocial challenges. Although recent advances in the treatment of thalassemia can prolong patient life spans, problems may arise when patients are transferred from pediatric health care settings to adult health care settings. These issues and our recommendations for handling them are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPediatrics
Volume121
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2008

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Keywords

  • Health care transition
  • Psychosocial
  • Thalassemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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