PMID: 731772Sep 1, 1978

D-xylose absorption in B-thalassaemia major

The Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
D Sinniah, I Nagalingam


The cause of growth retardation seen in children with B-thalassaemia major is not fully understood. Neither the one-hour D-xylose absorption test nor jejunal biopsy support the suggestion of small bowel malabsorption as a contributory cause.

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