Published: 3 November 2015
Author(s): M. Domenica Cappellini, John B. Porter, Khaled M. Musallam, Antonis Kattamis, Vip Viprakasit, Renzo Galanello, Ali T. Taher
Section: Original Article

Patients with non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia (NTDT) present with a spectrum of disease severities. Since there are multiple pathophysiologies in such patients, tailoring treatment remains essential. Therefore, one simple, reliable tool would be beneficial to assess disease severity and tailor therapy, particularly for internal medicine specialists who may treat a variety of NTDT patients with a multitude of complications. This would allow for standardization of assessments leading to timely interventions and prevention of complications.

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