COVID 19 pandemic and lockdown: A double whammy for patients with thalassemia. Unprecedented times for patients with thalassemia

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Shruti Kakkar
Vaneet Anand
Priyanka Dewan
Praveen Sobti

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Thalassemia, Lockdown, Optimal management

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