Thalassaemia in CyprusBr Med J 1973; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5857.38 (Published 07 April 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;2:38
- Th. Ashiotis,
- Z. Zachariadis,
- K. Sofroniadou,
- D. Loukopoulos,
- G. Stamatoyannopoulos
Frequencies of the thalassaemias in Cyprus were examined by a survey of hospital inpatients and haematological investigations of adult and newborn population samples. The data indicate that 15% of the Greek and Turkish Cypriots are carriers of beta-thalassaemia genes, while 10% of the population carry alpha-thalassaemia genes. These are the highest frequencies of thalassaemia genes found today in any Caucasian population.
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