hrp0086p2-p716 | Endocrinology and Multisystemic Diseases P2 | ESPE2016

Endocrine Disorders in Children with Thalassemia Major – A Hospital Based Retrospective Study

Kanodia Swati , Arya Archana , Sachdev Anupam , Khanna V.K.

Background: The estimated prevalence of beta thalassemia is 3–8% in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and China. The combination of regular blood transfusions and chelation therapy has dramatically increased the life expectancy of thalassemics, but it has led to iron overload and chelation toxicity, with many complications including – growth failure, gonadal dysfunction, hypothyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, DM, etc.Objective and hypotheses: To study t...