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Aka: Thalassemia. These images are a random sampling from a Bing search on the term "Thalassemia. Search Bing for all related images. 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 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. Doctors diagnose thalassemias using blood tests.
Treatments include blood transfusions and treatment to remove excess iron from the body. If you have mild symptoms or no symptoms, you may not need treatment. In some severe cases, you may need a bone marrow transplant. Started in , this collection now contains interlinked topic pages divided into a tree of 31 specialty books and chapters. Content is updated monthly with systematic literature reviews and conferences. Although access to this website is not restricted, the information found here is intended for use by medical providers.
Patients should address specific medical concerns with their physicians. Toggle navigation. Hematology and Oncology. Hemoglobinopathies Chapter. From Related Chapters. Pharmacology Hydroxyurea. Page Contents Page Contents Background Thalassemia is derived from Greek word "thalassa" for sea. Epidemiology Thalassemia accounts for one third of all globin abnormalities Gender: Males and females affected equally Prevalence of Thalassemia World wide: 1.
Pathophysiology Cluster of Autosomal Recessive hematologic disorders affecting Hemoglobin Globin chain abnormalities result in unbalanced red cells that are susceptible to Hemolysis.
Diagnosis Hemoglobin Electrophoresis. Images: Related links to external sites from Bing. Related Studies. Trip Database TrendMD. Ontology: Thalassemia C Anemia results from this abnormal hemoglobin formation. Definition MSH A group of hereditary hemolytic anemias in which there is decreased synthesis of one or more hemoglobin polypeptide chains. There are several genetic types with clinical pictures ranging from barely detectable hematologic abnormality to severe and fatal anemia.
Definition CSP heterogeneous group of hereditary hemolytic anemias which have in common a decreased rate of synthesis of one or more hemoglobin polypeptide chains. Norwegian Talassemi. Related Topics in Hemoglobinopathies. Hematology and Oncology Chapters.
Hematology and Oncology - Hemoglobinopathies Pages. Back Links pages that link to this page. Search other sites for 'Thalassemia'. Page Contents An inherited blood disorder characterized by a decreased synthesis of one of the polypeptide chains that form hemoglobin. A group of hereditary hemolytic anemias in which there is decreased synthesis of one or more hemoglobin polypeptide chains. Disease or Syndrome T D56 , D
Anémie falciforme (maladie de l'hémoglobine)