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Learning from low income countries: Thalassaemia screening in Iran provides evidence for programme in Lancashire

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 24 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:478
  1. Peter Elton (, director of public health
  1. Bury Primary Care Trust, Bury, Lancashire BL9 0EN

    EDITOR—The study reported by Samavat and Modell showed the effectiveness of screening before antenatal care.1 In Britain, Asian Muslims are at high risk of the β thalassaemia trait, and many marriages are still …

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