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The overall prognosis of beta thalassemia patients has improved considerably during the pastdecades mainly due to regular blood transfusions, improvements in the iron chelation therapy, and also enhanced surveillance with imaging studies examining the iron overload and other clinical complications. But due to increased blood transfusion therapy in beta thalassemia major patients, transfusional hemosiderosis has now become one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in them.
However, the prolonged survival of these patients leads to development of the other health related problems including degenerative diseases such as arthropathies, which require further attention since they have a significant impact on the quality of life. In this current case study, we present a 21-year-old boy with beta thalassemia, complaining of non-traumatic pain and restriction in the range of motion of both hip joints. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) revealed chronic arthritic changes in both hip joints including deposition of iron and sub-articular cystic foci at both hip joints due to repeated blood transfusions.
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