Thalassemia

Thalassemias are inherited blood disorders. If you have one, your body makes fewer healthy red blood cells and less hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a protein that carries oxygen to the body. That leads to anemia. Thalassemias occur most often among people of Italian, Greek, Middle Eastern, Southern Asian, and African descent.

Thalassemias can be mild or severe. Some people have no symptoms or mild anemia. The most common severe type in the United States is called Cooley's anemia. It usually appears during the first two years of life. People with it may have severe anemia, slowed growth and delayed puberty, and problems with the spleen, liver, heart, or bones.

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  1. Thalassemia (National Library of Medicine)  
    Thalassemias are inherited blood disorders. If you have one, your body makes fewer healthy red blood cells ... oxygen to the body. That leads to anemia. Thalassemias occur most often among people of Italian, Greek, ...
  2. Alpha thalassemia X-linked intellectual disability syndrome is an inherited disorder that affects many parts of the body. This condition occurs almost exclusively ...
  3. Alpha thalassemia is a blood disorder that reduces the production of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to cells ...
  4. Beta thalassemia is a blood disorder that reduces the production of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the iron-containing protein in red blood cells that carries ...
  5. Thalassemia is a blood disorder passed down through families (inherited) in which the body makes an abnormal ... made of two proteins: Alpha globin Beta globin Thalassemia occurs when there is a defect in a ...
  6. Beta Thalassemia (For Parents) (Nemours Foundation)  
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  7. Alpha Thalassemia (For Parents) (Nemours Foundation)  
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  8. About Thalassemia (Cooley's Anemia Foundation)  
    Thalassemia/Specifics ... Thalassemia ... Cooley's Anemia Foundation ... A Basic Description | Alpha Thalassemia | Beta Thalassemia | Other Forms of Thalassemia | Downloadable ...
  9. What Is Thalassemia? (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Thalassemia is an inherited (i.e., passed from parents to children through genes) blood disorder caused when ...
  10. Healthy Living with Thalassemia (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... is important for everyone. For people living with thalassemia, it is especially important to know that a ...
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