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Table 2 Iron overload severity in liver and heart according to T2* in children with transfusion-dependent beta-thalassemia major (TDT)

From: The impact of magnetic resonance imaging in the assessment of iron overload in heart and liver in transfusion-dependent thalassemic children: Minia experience

Degree of iron overload Heart Liver P value
Cases no (%) Cases no (%)
Normal 36 (60%) 14 (23.3%) 0.02*
Mild 10 (16.7%) 12 (20%)
Moderate 8 (13.3%) 14 (23.3%)
Severe 6 (10%) 20 (33.3%)
  1. Number (No) and Percentage (%) *P value was regarded as statistically significant if < 0.05