Corresponding Author

Ahmed Saleh Ibrahim

Subject Area

Internal Medicine

Article Type

Original Study


Background: Although beta thalassemia major (BTM) patients are properly treated with blood transfusions in accompany with iron chelation therapy, they suffer from serious complications such as hypothyroidism. Aim: This work aims to assess hypothyroidism among adult with β-thalassemia major patients and to find out its association with various parameters such as age, body mass index (BMI) ,gender ,hemoglobin(Hb) and serum ferritin levels. Methods: This cross-sectional study included 200 adult BTM patients (males 115 and females 85 ; mean age 24.684 ±5.30761 years; ranging from 18 to 43 years old). Statistical data analysis was performed using IBM-SPSS software package version 26.0. Results: The overall frequency of hypothyroidism was 9.5%.The maximum frequency was 3.5% within the age group (27-

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