Long-term Follow-up of Hypothalamic-Pituitary Axis in Thalassaemic Patients with Secondary Amenorrhoea

  • R. Chatterjee
  • M. Katz
  • J. B. Porter


A wealth of information is available on disturbances of growth and sexual maturation in patients with thalassaemia major [10, 14–18], but four hormonal data are available on secondary amenorrhoea (SA), which is a common sequela in transfusion-dependent thalassaemic patients, occurring in 15–25% of Italian thalassaemic patients [3, 13]. Similar figures are available for the United Kingdom [8].


Menstrual Cycle Anorexia Nervosa Serum Ferritin Luteal Phase Follicular Phase 
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  • M. Katz
  • J. B. Porter

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