Pubertal Development in Female Thalassemics

  • Ö. Gökçen
  • D. Malyali
  • E. Kanadikirik
  • H. Azizlerli


Although the prognosis of transfusion-dependent thalassemia has improved greatly with more intensive transfusion regimens and chelation therapy, delayed puberty and hypogonadism are still common problems. The purpose of this study was to evaluate and to compare two groups one of which received regular iron chelation therapy and the other irregular iron chelation therapy or none.


Chelation Therapy Tanner Stage Thalassemia Major Breast Development Axillary Hair 
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  • Ö. Gökçen
  • D. Malyali
  • E. Kanadikirik
  • H. Azizlerli

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