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Sources Used in Current Review

(Revised 2010 August). What Are Thalassemias? National Heart Lung and Blood Institute [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Thalassemia/Thalassemia_WhatIs.html through http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Accessed May 2011.

Yaish, H. (Updated 2010 April 30). Pediatric Thalassemia. Medscape Reference [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/958850-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed May 2011.

(Updated 2010 June 28). Learning About Thalassemia. National Human Genome Research Institute [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.genome.gov/page.cfm?pageID=10001221 through http://www.genome.gov. Accessed May 2011.

Agarwal, A. et. al. (Updated 2010 June). Thalssemias. ARUP Consult [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.arupconsult.com/Topics/Thalassemias.html?client_ID=LTD through http://www.arupconsult.com. Accessed May 2011.

Mayo Clinic Staff (2011 February 4). Thalassemia. MayoClinic.com [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/thalassemia/DS00905/METHOD=print&DSECTION=all through http://www.mayoclinic.com. Accessed May 2011.

(© 2011). What is Thalassemia? Cooley’s Anemia Foundation [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.cooleysanemia.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=19&Itemid=27 through http://www.cooleysanemia.org. Accessed May 2011.

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Pagana, Kathleen D. & Pagana, Timothy J. (2001). Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 5th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO.

What is Thalassemia? Cooley's Anemia Foundation, Inc, About Thalassemia [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.thalassemia.org/sections.php?sec=1 through http://www.thalassemia.org.

(2003 May 15 Updated). Beta thalassemia. Genetics Home Reference [On-line information]. Available online at http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=betathalassemia through http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov.

Cao, A. and Galanello, R. (2003 April 4). Beta-Thalassemia. GeneTest Review [On-line information]. Available online through http://www.geneclinics.org.

Abramson, S. and Abramson, N. (1999 February 15). ‘Common’ Uncommon Anemias. American Family Physician [On-line journal]. Available online at http://www.aafp.org/afp/990215ap/851.html through http://www.aafp.org.

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Thalassemia. March of Dimes, Quick Reference and Fact Sheets [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.marchofdimes.com/professionals/681_1229.asp through http://www.marchofdimes.com.

Cohen, E. (2003 May 1, Updated). MedlinePLUS Medical Encyclopedia: Thalassemia [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000587.htm.

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(2005 November). Thalassemia. March of Dimes [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.marchofdimes.com/pnhec/4439_1229.asp through http://www.marchofdimes.com. Accessed on 8/18/07.

(2006 May). What is Thalassemia. NHLBI [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Thalassemia/Thalassemia_WhatIs.html through http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Accessed on 8/18/07.

Cao, A. and Galanello, R. (2005 June 19, Updated). Beta-Thalassemia. GeneReviews [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.genetests.org/query?dz=b-thal through http://www.genetests.org. Accessed on 8/18/07.

Cao, A. and Galanello, R. (2005 November 1)). Alpha-Thalassemia. GeneReviews [On-line information]. Available online through http://www.genetests.org. Accessed on 8/18/07.

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