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The Genetic Variability of Thalassaemia. A Family Study
  1. E. De La Torre,
  2. E. Svarch,
  3. B. Colombo
  1. Instituto de Hematología e Inmunología, Hospital Enrique Cabrera, Altahabana, Habana, Cuba


    Two step-brothers, homozygotes for β-thalassaemia, have been studied. One of them showed the characteristics of Cooley's anaemia, whereas the other was almost symptomless. The existence of two different β-thalassaemic genes is discussed in relation to the haematological and clinical findings.

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