Author: Faiez N. Hattab

Orofacial and Systemic Features of Thalassemia Major: Management, and Prevention with Reference to Populations in the Arabian Gulf

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ISBN: 978-1-68108-815-0 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-814-3 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2021
DOI: 10.2174/97816810881431210101


Thalassemia is one of the most common genetic diseases in the world. It has a relatively higher incidence in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries and presents a major public health and social challenge. This monograph updates the reader on the dental and orofacial characteristics of thalassemia major in Arab populations. Since very few detailed studies on these topics among Arabs have been published, the monograph attempts to bridge the knowledge gap in this area. Clinical, radiographic and odontometric features of the typical thalassemia major patient are clearly described in this book.

Key Features

- Provides a ready reference for dental and orofacial features in thalassemia major including a review of appropriate dental care

- Covers the pathogenesis, systemic complications, morbidity and mortality, management, and prevention of thalassemia major.

- Provides guidelines for optimal dental care.

- Covers special topics such as epidemiology, consanguinity, hematologic diagnosis, genetic testing, literature review, diet and nutrition, cost of treatment, and prevention

- Includes colored photographs, radiographs, drawings, tables, and 2 plates to illustrate examples and information

- Provides references for further reading

This monograph is a handy reference for medical and dental students, and caregivers on the subject of clinical dentistry in thalassemia patients.


I am very pleased to write a foreword to this special monograph “Orofacial and Systemic Features of Thalassemia Major: Management, and Prevention with Reference to Populations in the Arabian Gulf ”, by Dr. Faiez N. Hattab, a friend and colleague for more than 30 years. Thalassemia is a growing global public health problem with severe social impact in which few data are available in the populations of the Arabian Gulf region. This monograph provides an outstanding source of current information on thalassemia focusing on practical clinical approaches to the features, physiopathology, complications and management of the disease. It will provide valuable assistance to dental and clinical practitioners, especially those working in multiracial communities.

Nasser Fouda
Senior Consultant of Periodontics


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