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is jaundice a symptom of beta thalassemia

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Anemia: Sever anemia, massive hepatosplenomegaly ,sever growth retardation , bony deformities,mongoloid facies.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Beta gene not needed: Newborns have fetal hemoglobin, not adult hemoglobin, in their red blood cells. Beta thalassemia major babies look normal at birth because fetal hemog ... Read More
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
36 years experience Pediatrics
Fetal hemoglobin: Beta thalassemia is expressed differently based on how many abnormal gene copies are present at birth. Many infants with abnormal Hemoglobin chains a ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarik Hadid
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: Thalassemia minor is without symptoms. The only abnormality is abnormal blood work that mimic iron deficiency.. Splenomeglay is not seen in thalassemi ... Read More
Dr. Craig MacArthur
34 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Hgb E/beta+thal: Hemoglobin e/beta+ thalassemia is a genetic condition where the effects are highly variable. Some children do relatively well, with rare transfusions; ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Anemia symptoms: The symptoms of beta thalassemia major are those of severe anemia, which include weakness, pallor (pale appearance), decreased growth/development, rap ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
45 years experience Pediatrics
Similar but differen: Alpha and beta thalassemia are distinct and different disorders since they diminish the production of distinct and different globin polypeptide chains ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
48 years experience Pediatrics
X-ray bone age: symp: Bone age for eval of growth potential when did patient start puberty-- what were the severe symptoms? Any transfusion history--usually for thal min ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Thalassemia is one of the most common gene mutations in the world. Overall, an estimated 20-25 million people are carriers (1/300) (about 1/1000 in lo ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: I am going to assume you have beta thalassemia minor. This is a minor abnormality that makes you trivially anemic and makes your blood cells look a li ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
See below: They both can cause decreased red blood cells.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Sever anemia: This syndrome is quite common in Thailand ,where there. is a high incidence of the genes for B0 thalassemia and Be golobin
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