Insulin-like growth factor-1 levels in children with Beta-thalassemia minor

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Mehran Karimi ; Hamdollah Karamifar ; Nargrs Sobhani (2008)
  • Publisher: Galenos Yayinevi
  • Journal: Turkish Journal of Hematology (issn: 1300-7777, eissn: 1308-5263)
  • Subject: b-thalassemia minor. | Thalassemia | Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs | Internal medicine | insulin-like growth factor-1 | growth retardation | RC31-1245 | RC633-647.5
    mesheuropmc: hemic and lymphatic diseases | congenital, hereditary, and neonatal diseases and abnormalities

Objective: Growth retardation in children with b-thalassemia major is multifactorial. Some etiologies described for this condition are hemochromatosis, disturbed growth hormone (GH) / insulin growth factor-1 (IGF-1) axis, undernutrition and hypermetabolism. It has also ... View more
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