Thalassemia

Overview

Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder characterized by less oxygen-carrying protein (hemoglobin) and fewer red blood cells in the body than normal.

Symptoms

Symptoms include fatigue, weakness, paleness, and slow growth.

Treatments

Mild forms may not need treatment. Severe forms may require blood transfusions or a donor stem cell transplant.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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