Thalassemia

Definition of Thalassemia:

An inherited form of anemia occurring chiefly among people of Mediterranean descent, caused by faulty synthesis of part of the hemoglobin molecule.

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CBC (Complete Blood Count) Test

...as a treatment
“...Decreased MCHC values (hypochromia) are seen in conditions where the hemoglobin is abnormally diluted inside the red cells, such as in iron deficiency anemia and in thalassemia...”

Enlarged Spleen

...the condition
“...Liver Diseases Cirrhosis (portal vein obstruction, portal hypertension); Sclerosing cholangitis; Wilson's disease; Biliary atresia; Cystic fibrosis; Hemolytic anemias Thalassemia; Hemoglobinopathies; Hemolytic anemia due to G6PD deficiency; Idiopathic autoimmune hemolytic anemia; Immune hemolytic anemia; Cancers Leukemia; Lymphoma; Hodgkin's disease; Other...”
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Sideroblastic Anemia

...the condition
“...Hereditary sideroblastic anemias are usually small (microcytic) and of poor color (hypochromic) and thus must be distinguished from iron deficiency and thalassemia...”

Thalassemia

...the condition
“The fundamental abnormality in cases of thalassemia is impaired production of either the alpha or beta hemoglobin chain...”
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Vitamin E Requirement

...the condition
“...Signs and symptoms include dry skin, easy bruising, decreased clotting time, eczema, elevated indirect bilirubin, psoriasis, elevated heavy metals, PMS, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, beta thalassemia, cataracts, fibrocystic disease, benign prostatic hypertrophy, poor wound healing, hot flashes, growing pains and Osgood-Schlatter disease...”
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