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Definition of Thalassemia minor

Thalassemia minor: Also called thalassemia trait, thalassemia minor is the carrier state for beta thalassemia. People who are carriers (heterozygotes) have just one thalassemia gene, are said to have thalassemia minor, and are essentially normal

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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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