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Relative roles of genetic factors, dietary deficiency, and infection in anaemia in Vanuatu, South-West Pacific.

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Hypochromic anaemia is very common among the island populations of Vanuatu in the South-West Pacific. Results of a large-scale survey show that, unexpectedly, this form of anaemia is seldom due to iron deficiency or coexistent parasitic disease. Rather, it results from a previously unsuspected high incidence of alpha-thalassaemia which has been identified only by application of DNA analysis to the populations studied. These findings suggest that hypochromic anaemia in tropical or subtropical ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Jenner Institute, Biomedical Research Centre
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, Molecular Medicine, Biomedical Research Centre
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Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
2
Issue:
8463
Pages:
1025-1028
Publication date:
1985-11-05
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:71ffedd3-ca6d-444c-b54f-ddc08bcc8b9e
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95424
Local pid:
pubs:95424

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