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 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.14235/bas.galenos.2020.3959
  • Title of Journal : BEZMIALEM SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.387-393
  • Keywords: Thalassemia minor, ferritin, sideroblast, iron stores, DEFICIENCY, ERYTHROPOIESIS

Abstract

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.