Growth differentiation factor-15 in children and adolescents with thalassemia intermedia: Relation to subclinical atherosclerosis and pulmonary vasculopathy

Tantawy, Azza Abdel Gawad 


Abstract


Heart disease is the leading cause of mortality and one of the main causes of morbidity in β-thalassemia. Growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15), a member of the transforming growth factor-β superfamily, is a marker of ineffective erythropoiesis in several anemias.


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Issue Date Aug-2015
Journal Blood cells, molecules & diseases 
URI http://research.asu.edu.eg/123456789/453
DOI 2
144-50
55
1096-0961
10.1016/j.bcmd.2015.06.001


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