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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 60-63

Thalassemia, hepatitis C and liver siderosis: Triple disease in children


Consultant Pediatric Gastro-Enterologist and Hepatologist, GI Kids Clinics and Imaging Center, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Yogesh Waikar
Superspeciality GI Kids Clinics and Imaging Center, Near Dhantoli Police Station, Dhantoli, Nagpur - 440 012, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jpai.jpai_25_20

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Thalassemia patients require multiple transfusions. Iron overload and hepatitis C are known complications due to transfusions. Iron overload is treated with iron chelators. Hepatitis C treatment is rapidly evolving in children. This review discusses the management of these patients in light of newly available direct-acting antiviral agents. Early diagnosis and treatment remains the cornerstone in the management of this triple disease.


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