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thalassemia

[‚thal·ə′sē·mē·ə]
(medicine)
A hereditary form of hemolytic anemia resulting from a defective synthesis of hemoglobin: thalassemia major is the homozygous state accompanied by clinical illness, and thalassemia minor is the heterozygous state and may not have evident clinical manifestations. Also known as Mediterranean anemia.

Thalassemia

 

(also thalassanemia), a familial hemolytic anemia, first detected in 1925 among inhabitants of the Mediterranean region. Thalassemia is caused by disturbances in hemoglobin synthesis.

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Salman Rafiq said that though the Thalasemia was a very painful and fatal disease, however, prevention from this disease was very easy.
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The following were identified by participants as some specific areas: access to affordable medicines, tackling childhood obesity as an entry point to addressing the non--communicable (NCD) epidemic, broadening the remit of NCDs to include non--communicable health issues of relevance to both countries such as thalasemia, and communicable disease issues of unique bilateral interest, such as hepatitis
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