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COVID-19 pandemic, thalassemias, iron overload, associated co-morbidities, clinical outcome, update.
A review of the literature on COVID-19 pandemic in patients with thalassemias is presented. Globally, the prevalence of COVID-19 among β-thalassemia patients seems to be lower than in general population; associated co-morbidities aggravated the severity of COVID- 19, leading to a poorer prognosis, irrespective of age. A multicenter registry will enhance the understanding of COVID-19 in these patients and will lead to more evidence-based management recommendations.
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