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Thalassaemia in Sri Lanka: implications for the future health burden of Asian populations. Sri Lanka Thalassaemia Study Group.

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BACKGROUND: Thalassaemias pose an increasing problem for the Indian subcontinent and many Asian countries. We analysed the different types of thalassaemia in the Sri Lankan population, surveyed gene frequencies in schoolchildren, and estimated the burden of disease and requirements for its control. METHODS: We analysed blood samples from patients attending clinics in nine hospitals and defined the different types of beta thalassaemia by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and DNA an...

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Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
355
Issue:
9206
Pages:
786-791
Publication date:
2000-03-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:d9350442-fa82-47e5-b14b-aa4e7d98ee6c
Source identifiers:
196431
Local pid:
pubs:196431

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