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A 35-year-old female asked about a 33-year-old female:

What will be the result of our current and future baby bcoz my husband have e trait and i've beta thalassemia minor.

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 32 years experience
See below: 25 % (1 in 4) chance with each pregnancy of having a child with HGB e/beta thal disease. It is a lifelong illness that can result in serious health problems. Possible outcomes with pregnancy: 25 % chance of having child w/hgb e trait 25 % chance of having child w/beta thal minor/trait 25 % chance of having child hemoglobin e/beta thal disease 25 % chance of having child w/o trait/disease.

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