A 44-year-old member asked:
Does beta thalassemia minor reduce life expectancy?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Danielle Jonesanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Not Usually: People with beta thalassemia minor usually only have problems with mild anemia and are not typically considered to have a shorter life span than the general population. Beta thalassemia minor typically does not require any type of treatment or intervention and often goes undiagnosed.
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Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
No. : Most patients with beta thalassemia minor have no significant clinical symptoms and do not require interventions for their malady. As far as i know, there is no change in life expectancy in these patients.
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Last updated Nov 14, 2017
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