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α thalassaemia in British people

Abstract:

Although α thalassaemia is rare in north Europeans, it has been identified in British people with no known foreign ancestry. Twelve such patients were studied, of whom eight shared a distinctive molecular defect, which was clearly different from defects seen in subjects of Mediterranean or South East Asian origin. A rare but specific form of α thalassaemia is therefore present in the British population. In addition, two patients from families of mixed racial origin were encountered who had a ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Jenner Institute, Biomedical Research Centre
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Journal:
British Medical Journal
Volume:
290
Issue:
6478
Pages:
1303-1306
Publication date:
1985-01-01
ISSN:
0959-8146
URN:
uuid:bb48c912-2849-40a9-a63d-adce403a2b4e
Source identifiers:
371433
Local pid:
pubs:371433
Language:
English

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