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Cognitive deficits in beta thalassemia major patients

R Monastero, G Monastero, C Ciaccio, A Padovani, R Camarda
OBJECTIVES: To assess cognitive functioning in patients affected by beta-thalassemia major (beta-th) by using a neuropsychological battery, and to identify clinical correlates. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty-six beta-th patients and 46 controls similar for age, sex, and education participated in the study. All subjects performed a comprehensive neuropsychological battery including tests of abstract reasoning, attention, executive functions, language, constructional/visuospatial skills, and memory...
September 2000: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
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