A 43-year-old member asked:
what is alpha thalassemia disorder?
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Dr. James Ball answered
19 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Hemoglobin problem: Alpha thal is caused by mutations that effect the production of a part of the hemoglobin molecule (Alpha chain). There are 4 genes involved in this production. Mutations can occur in 1 to 4 of these genes. The disease is more problematic the more genes are mutated. This disease is inherited from parents.
Answered on Aug 14, 2015
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