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More than 100 varieties of α-thalassemia have been identified. Their geographic distribution and the challenges associated with screening, diagnosis, and management suggest that α-thalassemias should have a higher priority on global public health agendas.

Original publication

DOI

10.1056/NEJMra1404415

Type

Journal article

Journal

N Engl J Med

Publication Date

13/11/2014

Volume

371

Pages

1908 - 1916

Keywords

Child, Geography, Medical, Humans, Prenatal Diagnosis, Quality-Adjusted Life Years, alpha-Thalassemia