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Table 2 Changes over time in numbers and causes of death in thalassaemia major in the UK.

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

  Period  
Cause of death 1950 – 59 1960 – 69 1970 – 79 1980 – 89 1990 – 99 2000 – 03 Total
Iron overload   1 21 37 46 6 111
Anaemia 6 17 9 1    33
BMT complication     5 15 1 21
Infection   1 4 5 6 3 19
Malignancy   1 1   2 1 5
Other   2 2 8 4   16
Unknown      1   1
TOTAL 6 22 37 56 74 11 206
% iron overload 0 4.5 56.8 66.1 62.2 54.5 53.9
  1. BMT = Bone marrow transplantation