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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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Getting married should be a rational decision, knowing that your child will have thalassaemia major isn't fair for the child," said Merdas.
Zayed was diagnosed with beta thalassaemia major, a severe form of an inherited blood disorder that requires regular transfusions.
This is a growing issue, as we frequently encounter couples who both are carriers for genetic diseases such as sickle cell disease and beta thalassaemia major.
Damodaran Gopal, 30, a sales engineer in Sharjah, said his only child Tarun Keshav was diagnosed with thalassaemia major at three months, following which he has been receiving blood transfusions every four weeks.
In the majority of families, both parents were [beta]-thalassaemia carriers, so they were at risk of having children with thalassaemia major.
Thalassaemia major is a disorder of the blood, more specifically it is a disorder of the haemoglobin molecule inside the red blood cells.
A beta thalassaemia major patient, Shakeela Basheer, was recognised as the Inspiring Patient for her enthusiastic services for other thalassaemia patients while working at the Emirates Thalassaemia Society in the past six years.
Extramedullary haematopoiesis in thalassaemia major causing spinal cord compression.
Abdul Alim, aged 25, from Great Barr, has been receiving blood since he was one as he has Thalassaemia Major, a blood disorder.
If the disease is not prevented, there is a strong possibility for the Thalassaemia major patient to die before the age of 20 years.