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Table 1 Patients on the UK Thalassaemia Register at the end of 2003.

From: Improved survival of thalassaemia major in the UK and relation to T2* cardiovascular magnetic resonance

Diagnosis Alive Dead Total
Beta thalassaemia major 644 206 850
Beta thalassaemia intermedia 138 20 158
Hb E/beta thalassaemia 73 7 80
Alpha thalassaemia major 1 0 1
Total 856 233 1,089
  1. Alpha thalassaemia major = homozygous alpha zero thalassaemia