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ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 72-77

Study of growth profile of children with βo Thalassemia in children having undergone splenectomy


1 Asst. Prof, Medicine, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan, West Bengal, India
2 Demonstrator, Pathology, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan, West Bengal, India
3 Asst. Prof, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan, West Bengal, India
4 Professor of Pediatrics, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan, West Bengal, India

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A longitudinal study was conducted for 5 years to observe the growth profile of Thalassemia children who had to undergo splenectomy. Their growth profile was compared with a age and sex matched control group. It is seen that the growth profile was satisfactorily maintained in Thalassemic children with splenectomy. Hemoglobin level is also was well maintained and less frequent blood transfusion was required.


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