Outcome and management of pregnancy in women with thalassaemia in Cyprus

M. Toumba, C. Kanaris, K. Simamonian, N. Skordis

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Abstract

We describe the management and clinical outcome of pregnancies among 100 Greek Cypriot women with thalassaemia: 88 with thalassaemia major and 12 with thalassaemia intermedia. A total of 152 successful pregnancies and 161 deliveries were included. All patients had endocrine assessment and frequent ferritin measurements. Multiple successful pregnancies included 7 twins and 1 triple pregnancy. Pregnant thalassaemics required significantly larger amount of total blood transfusion during pregnancy. There was a statistically significant increase in the ferritin levels during pregnancy, and levels remained significantly higher after pregnancy. Most pregnancies resulted in delivery of full-term healthy babies, and obstetric complications were rare, although some problems were encountered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)628-635
Number of pages8
JournalEastern Mediterranean Health Journal
Volume14
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2008

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    Toumba, M., Kanaris, C., Simamonian, K., & Skordis, N. (2008). Outcome and management of pregnancy in women with thalassaemia in Cyprus. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 14(3), 628-635.