March 2013, Volume 63, Issue 3

JCR IMPACT
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0.781
JCR 5-YEAR
IMPACT FACTOR

0.928
H INDEX

43
SJR

0.24

Editorial

Medical management of b-thalassaemia without blood transfusion: a myth or a reality?

Tahir Shamsi

Beta (b)-thalassaemia major is a transfusion dependent anaemia that results from absent or reduced synthesis of beta-globin chains. The mainstay of treatment is palliation with blood transfusion and iron chelation therapies. The only definitive and curative treatment available is

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