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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 11. No. 1, 2006

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2006;11:20-21

Original Article

Hydroxyurea Treatment in Beta-Thalassaemia Inter media

KW Chik, V Lee, MMK Shing, CK Li


Hydroxyurea is a cytotoxic, which is found to be useful in increasing the haemoglobin level of thalassaemia subjects, though the mechanism of actions is still unclear. Two patients with thalassaemia intermedia received hydroxyurea treatment were presented. Treatment with hydroxyurea increases the haemoglobin level by 1-2 g/dl in a sustained manner. There was improvement in patients' general condition without causing any significant side effect.

Keyword : Hydroxyurea; Thalassaemia

Abstract in Chinese


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