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Br Med J (Clin Res Ed). Apr 10, 1982; 284(6322): 1081–1084.
PMCID: PMC1497956
Survival and desferrioxamine in thalassaemia major.
B Modell, E A Letsky, D M Flynn, R Peto, and D J Weatherall
Abstract
A small randomised trial and observation of all patients homozygous for beta-thalassaemia in Britain born in or before 1963 indicated that those patients who had received average weekly doses of more than 4 g of desferrioxamine over the previous few years were less likely to die in the near future than were patients of similar ages who had received less, or no, desferrioxamine.
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