Thalassemias

Thalassemia Facies

What is Thalassemia? Thalassemia¬†is an inherited blood disorder in which the body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen. The disorder results in excessive destruction of red blood cells, which leads to anemia. In thalassemias, there is an abnormality of one or more of the globin genes leading to […]

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