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Bone metabolism and mineral density in patients with beta-thalassemia major.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Saudi medical journal
Publication Date
Volume
28
Issue
9
Pages
1425–1429
Identifiers
PMID: 17768474
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

The BMD is decreased in thalassemic patients. Growth retardation, growth hormone / IGF-I / IGFBP-3 axis dysfunction, gonadal dysfunction and hypothalomo-pituitary-gonadal axis dysfunction may be responsible for the development of osteoporosis in the patients with beta-thalassemia major.

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