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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Thalassemia And Leprosy [talassemia E Hanseniase]
Author: Ramalho A.S.
Pinto Junior W.
Magna L.A.
Beiguelman B.
Abstract: The β-thalassemia trait was investigated among 165 Brazilians who were unmixed Italian descendants (80 Virchowian patients and 85 normal controls, composed of universitary students). The frequency of the β-thalassemia trait was 6.25% among the lepromatous patients and 5.88% in the control group. In spite of the similar geographical distribution of both leprosy and the gene for β-thalassemia in Asia, the present data do not support the hypothesis that leprosy might have contributed to maintain high prevalence of this allele by selection favouring the β-thalassemia trait.
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 1983
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