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Minerva Stomatol. 1990 Jan;39(1):1-8.

[Beta-thalassemia and its orodental implications. I. The clinical considerations].

[Article in Italian]

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  • 1Universit√† degli Studi di Napoli II, Facolt√† di Medicina e Chirurgia, Istituto di Discipline Odontostomatologiche.

Abstract

The paper reviews the literature on oral modifications presented by subjects affected by beta-thalassemia, an hereditary hemopathy present in significant numbers in some areas of Italy. Following a description of the clinical characteristics of the disease, the paper focuses on the genetic alterations leading to the hemopathy and their implication in the onset of the thalassemic state.

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