Iron Overload Assesment in Sickle Cell Anemia and Sickle Cell Thalassemia
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Iron overload is well study in Thalassemia patients and it's not only related to blood transfusions, since intestinal iron absorption is also increased in those patients. Sickle cell patients didn't develope significant clinical symptoms and signs of iron overload in spite frequent transfusions. The purpouse of this study is to assess the iron overload in Sickle cell anemia and Sickle cell Thalassemia patients using clinical parameters and cardiac T2*MRI in order to determine the cardiac and liver iron.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
All the patients with Sickle cell anemia and Sickle cell Thalasemia that are currently in follow up at the Pediatric Hematology Unit