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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Thalassemia And Leprosy [talassemia E Hanseniase]|
Pinto Junior W.
|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.|
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