Serum haemopexin levels were determined by the radial immunodiffusion method in 96 patients with β-thalassaemia major (27 after splenectomy), in 36 with sickle cell disease and in 18 with sickle cell-thalassaemia disease (4 after splenectomy). Lowering of haemopexin concentration was extremely marked in thalassaemia major and – to a lesser extent – in sickle cell and sickle cell-thalassaemia disease. Comparatively higher values were noted after splenectomy
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