A 31-year-old member asked:

What are the common symptoms of alpha thalassemia?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
None to severe/fatal: Alpha thalassemia signs and symptoms: silent carriers have no signs/symptoms; Alpha trait has mild anemia; HGB h (moderate) may have weakness, pallor, less growth, and need some transfusions; bart's disease (severe) is usually fatal before birth.
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Dr. Hasan Noubani
38 years experience
Hydops fetalis: Most babies born with Alpha thalasemia, born still birth because of severe anemia and they have hydrous fettles.
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