α-Thalassemia (3.7 kb deletion) in a population from the Brazilian Amazon region: Santarém, Pará State

A.E.S. Souza, G.L. Cardoso, S.Y.L. Takanashi, J.F. Guerreiro
2009 Genetics and Molecular Research  
A.E.S. Souza et al. lations and the ethnic composition of the population of Santarém. We found that α-thalassemia is a common cause of microcytosis, given that a high proportion (19.2%) of the microcytic population carried α-globin gene deletions.
doi:10.4238/vol8-2gmr601 fatcat:npu4metuuvftrkmwbaga3pt2ie