Growth of children with thalassemia

Laxmikant Basavraj Dama, Swarupa B Dama
2014 Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science  
Present observational study, to surveying the growth of children with thalassemia from Solapur District, Maharashtra State, India. Aims: The purpose of this article is to determine the growth of thalassemia in children by analyzing age and gender. One hundred twenty five thalassemic children's with age 6 months to 18 Years, coming for to get blood transfusion from different parts of Solapur district during June 1st , 2009 to May 1st, 2013. The questionnaires included general information,
more » ... information, medical and dental history. Results: This clinical research studied 125 patients, 73 males and 52 females. The growth of thalassemic children was observed and compared with Indian Standard Height Chart. Normal growth was: male (13.61%), female (19.23%) avarage (16.00%); growth retardation was: male (86.30%), female (80%) averages (84.00%) were observed. Conclusions: Thalassemia major is a serious medical problem. Growth retardation is commonly seen in poly-transfused beta thalassemia patients.
doi:10.3329/bjms.v14i1.16149 fatcat:5onzpwlosnf7ddqhmvm7i75yna