PREVALENCE OF IRON DEFICIENCY IN INDIVIDUALS WITH β-THALASSEMIA TRAIT

Authors

  • Faiza Salman KRL Hospital Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Faiza Fahim KRL Hospital Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Azhar Saleem KRL Hospital Islamabad, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55629/pakjpathol.v33i1.666

Abstract

Objective: To determine the prevalence of iron deficiency in β-Thalassemia trait individuals.

Material and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted from January 2018 to December 2019 in the department of Hematology, KRL hospital Islamabad.  Serum ferritin level of all β-thalassemia trait individuals was performed to determine the iron status.

Result: We studied the iron status of 132 β-thalassemia trait individuals. Out of these 132; 75 were females and 57 were males. 30 (22.7%) individuals were found to be iron deficient. 26 (34.7%) females and 04 (7%) males were iron deficient.

Conclusion: It can be concluded that iron status should be investigated and promptly treated in individuals with β- thalassemia trait especially those with a low hemoglobin level for age and gender. 

Key Words: β-thalassemia trait,  Iron deficiency anemia.

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Published

31-03-2022