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Description of Transfusion dependent thalassemia

DefinitionAccording to dictionary definition  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) which leads to anemia.  Signs and SymptomsAccording to dictionary definition  Thalassemias can be mild or severe. Some people have no symptoms or mild anemia. The most common severe type is called Cooley’s anemia. It usually appears during the first 2 years of life. Common symptoms include:1. Severe anemia2. Slowed growth3. Delayed puberty  InvestigationsAccording to dictionary definition  Doctors diagnose thalassemias using blood tests.  TreatmentAccording to dictionary definition  Treatments include:1. Blood transfusion2. Remove excess iron from the bodyIf you have mild symptoms or no symptoms, you may not need treatment. In some severe cases, you may need a bone marrow transplant.  NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute



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