Linee guida per la β-talassemia intermedia

Translated title of the contribution: Thalassemia intermedia guidelines

Aurelio Maggio, Vincenzo de Sanctis, Angela Iacono, Maria Domenica Cappellini, Vincenzo Caruso, Paolo Cianciulli, Aldo Filosa, Renzo Galanello, Maria Eliana Lai, Luigi Mancuso, Antonio Piga, Caterina Borgna Pignatti, Luciano Prossomariti, Paolo Rigano

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These guidelines, edited by the main experts in this field and supported by Società per lo Studio della Talassemia ed Emoglobinopatie (So.S.T.E.) and Foundation "Leonardo Giambrone", point out the principal recommendations for β-thalassemia intermedia that, according to our knowledge, it is possible to give to people involved, today, in the management of this disease. The experts discuss about the following aspects of the disease: definition, diagnosis, haematological phenotype criteria until puberty, criteria for transfusions during pre-pubertal age, haematological phenotype criteria after puberty, therapeutical approach after puberty, extramedullary erythropoiesis, trophic ulcers, heart damage, liver complications, thromboembolic complications, osteoporosis, endocrinopathy, gallbladder lithiasis, infections, iron overloading, splenectomy, pregnancy.

Translated title of the contributionThalassemia intermedia guidelines
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationRivista Italiana di Medicina dell'Adolescenza
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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