Elizabeth, G.; Ann, T.J.A.M. (2010) Genotype-Phenotype diversity of Beta-Thalassemia in Malaysia: treatment options and emerging therapies. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 65 (4). ISSN 0300-5283
The haemoglobinopathies and thalassemias represent the most common inherited monogenic disorders in the world. Beta-thalassaemia major is an ongoing public health problem in Malaysia. Prior to 2004, the country had no national policy for screening and registry for thalassemia. In the absence of a national audit, the true figure of the extent of thalassemia in the Malaysian population was largely presumptive from micro-mapping studies from various research workers in the country. The estimated carrier rate for beta-thalassemia in Malaysia is 3.5-4. There were 4768 transfusion dependent thalassemia major patients as of May 2010 (Data from National Thalassemia Registry).
|Item Type: ||Article|
- Elizabeth, G.
- Ann, T.J.A.M.(Department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
|Journal or Publication Title: ||Medical Journal of Malaysia|
|Additional Information: ||Department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Unieversity of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur|
|Uncontrolled Keywords: ||Genotype-phenotype thalassemia Malaysia treatment options|
|Subjects: ||R Medicine|
|Divisions: ||Faculty of Medicine|
|Depositing User: ||Ms Haslinda Lahuddin|
|Date Deposited: ||02 Oct 2012 10:07|
|Last Modified: ||02 Oct 2012 10:07|
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