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Management of Beta Thalassaemia in Pregnancy

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Last updated:1st Mar 2014
Management of Beta Thalassaemia in Pregnancy - Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)

The purpose of this guideline is to produce evidence-based guidance on the management of women with beta (β) thalassaemia major and intermedia in pregnancy. In this guideline, thalassaemia major women are those who require more than seven transfusion episodes per year and thalassaemia intermedia women are those needing seven or fewer transfusion episodes per year or those who are not transfused. Women who are thalassaemia carriers do not require transfusion.

It will include preconceptual, antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal management and contraception in both primary and secondary care settings. It will not cover screening as the British Committee for Standards in Haematology has published guidelines for screening and diagnosis of thalassaemias.


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