Author(s): Arman MI, Butun B, Doseyen A, Bircan I, Guven A
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Abstract Since 1977, various reports have been published concerned with locomotor system involvement in thalassaemia minor. In this blind study, a further 80 cases with thalassaemia minor were evaluated and compared with 63 healthy controls. In 52\% of thalassaemia minor cases and 54\% of controls, varying musculoskeletal involvement was found by means of history, clinical examination and radiological investigation. Three patients had a history of short-lived arthritis. It was concluded that arthralgia was the most frequent finding, and hands (wrist) and shoulders were mostly involved.
This article was published in Br J Rheumatol
and referenced in Journal of General Practice