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Is alpha thalassemia an immunocompromising disease?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 29 years experience
No: It affects red blood cells. Not white blood cells or any other component of the immune system.
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