Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder characterized by less hemoglobin and fewer red blood cells in body than normal. There are several types of thalassemia namely, alpha-thalassemia, beta-thalassemia intermedia, Cooley's anemia and Mediterranean anemia.Thalassemia symptoms include
Yellow discoloration of skin (jaundice)
Facial bone deformities
HOW IS THALASSEMIA DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician diagnoses Thalassemia by taking a blood sample and conducting a physical examination.
HOW IS THALASSEMIA TREATED?
Treatments for moderate to severe thalassemia may include frequent blood transfusions and stem cell transplant
DID YOU KNOW?
The extremity of this disease should be determined because it can be fatal. In many cases, Thalassemia has been the leading cause of heart failure and eventually results in sudden death.