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Beta Thalassemia

Thalassemia facts

  • Thalassemias are inherited blood disorders.
  • Thalassemia patients make defective hemoglobin.
  • There are two forms of beta thalassemia: thalassemia minor and thalassemia major (also called Cooley's anemia).
  • Beta thalassemia is classically described in people of Italian and Greek origin.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/14/2014

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Source: MedicineNet.com
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