Dr. Llorenç Font Ferré
- Hospital de Tortosa Verge de la Cinta
I have a place as a general hematologist in the Hospital of Tortosa. This city is placed near the Ebro delta, which is an area with a high prevalence of beta-thalassemia. I amb specially interested in the diagnosis and treatment of red cell disorders. My PhD was about the field of hemoglobinopathies in my area. I have contributed to the identification of a new Hb F variant (HbF Catalonia) and I have found a high prevalence of a nonsense 37 mutation as a cause of beta thalassemia in the Ebro delta.
Hb F-Catalonia or alpha 2G gamma(2)15(A12)trp-Arg. Hemoglobin 1990;14(5):511-6
High prevalence of the beta-thalasaemia nonsense 37 mutation in Catalonians from the Ebro delta. Br.J.Haematol. 1992;81(1):126-7
Molecular analysis of glucosa-6-dehydrogenase deficiency in Spain. Sangre 1997;42(5)391-8
Erythropoietin plus granulocyte colony-stimulating factor in the treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes. Idetntification of a subgroup of responders. Haematologica 1999;84(12):1058-64
The epidemiology of blood component transfusion in Catalonia, Northeastern Spain. Transfusion 2011;51(1):105-16