The Status of Iron Stores in the Women with Beta Thalassemia Minor

Karaaslan T., Keskin H., Cadirci K., Dincol G.

BEZMIALEM SCIENCE, vol.9, no.4, pp.387-393, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.14235/bas.galenos.2020.3959
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.387-393
  • Keywords: Thalassemia minor, ferritin, sideroblast, iron stores, DEFICIENCY, ERYTHROPOIESIS


Objective: Patients with beta-thalassemia minor are often exposed to unnecessary iron replacement therapies due to hypochrome microcytic change in erythrocyte morphology. However, in these patients, ineffective erythropoiesis may increase iron absorption in the intestines and excessive iron accumulation in the body. In this study, retrospectively, we aimed to show the iron storage status in our patients with beta-thalassemia minor with both biochemical parameters and bone marrow examinations.