hrp0095p1-132 | Growth and Syndromes | ESPE2022

The Study of Growth in Thalassemic Patients

Noumi Mustapha , Keddari Malika , Ferhani Yacine , Terrak Rachid , Boukari Rachida

Introduction: β-thalassemia is a chronic hereditary hemolytic anemia characterized by a defect in the synthesis of beta-globin chains, particularly common in the Mediterranean region, southern Asia, and the Middle East. Transfusion programs and chelation therapy have considerably extended the life expectancy of patients. This has led to an increase in the prevalence of complications related to iron overload, growth retardation is extremely common in polyt...