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Hello doctors..please tell me what is the life span of thal major patients with blood transfussion ?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Thal major: It used to be that people who were frequently transfused for thal major had a shortened life span because of iron overload which led to heart failure and death. However, today with the introduction of chelating agents a normal life span may be reached.

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