A 22-year-old female asked about a 23-year-old male:
Hello doctors..please tell me what is the life span of thal major patients with blood transfussion ?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novickanswered
Pediatrics 60 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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
4.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 2, 2015
People also asked
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.