Article Type : Research Article
Volume : 6
Issue : 2
Online ISSN : 2394-6792
Print ISSN : 2394-6784
Article First Page : 237
Article End Page : 241
Objectives: To evaluate the changes in PT/ INR and APTT in Beta thalassemia major cases.
Materials and Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted on 100 patients diagnosed with beta thalassemia major.
Results: Mean PT was noted to be 15.58s and mean APTT was 41.05s. These were elevated than controls and statistically significant. Association between serum ferritin and INR was not statistically significant. Correlation graph analysis between age and APTT was positive and significant while that for ferritin and APTT was negative.
Conclusion: Significant alterations in PT / INR and APTT exist in beta thalassemia major patients. Additional parameters and a tailored approach is suggested.
Keywords: PT, APTT, INR beta thalassemia Major.