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A 36-year-old female asked:

Is hydroxyurea therapy helpful for e beta thalassemia patient? pls advice..

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Hydroxyurea: The use of hydroxyurea may help in cutting down the number of transfusions needed
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Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 49 years experience
The use of hydroxyurea in Hemoglobin E Beta Thal may be helpful, depending on the degree of anemia the patient has and the frequency of need for transfusion. The hydroxyurea will increase the amount of fetal hemoglobin, as it does in sickle cell disease patients. It would be important to know the baseline fetal hemoglobin before giving this drug. Not for every patient with Hemoglobin E Beta tha
Sep 17, 2014

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