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 contribution||Thalassemia intermedia guidelines|
|Title of host publication||Rivista Italiana di Medicina dell'Adolescenza|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health