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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Hematological phenotype and the type of beta thalassemia mutation in Brazil
Author: Bertuzzo, CS
Sonati, MF
Costa, FF
Abstract: The type of beta thalassemia mutation found in heterozygous individuals is believed to influence hematological symptoms. Our data demonstrated that patients with the mild mutation (beta IVSI-nt 6) have a higher mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH) than those with the severe forms (beta(0)039 or beta IVSI-nt 1), and the hemoglobin A(2) levels were lower in beta(0) mutations than in the beta IVSI-nt 6 mutation. However, in contrast to previous studies, we were not able to indicate MCH as a clear discriminator between the beta(0) and beta(+) mutations.
Country: Brasil
Editor: Soc Brasil Genetica
Citation: Brazilian Journal Of Genetics. Soc Brasil Genetica, v. 20, n. 2, n. 319, n. 321, 1997.
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 1997
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