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Is there any cure for thalassemia?

Is there any cure for thalassemia?

Transplant for thal: Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is the cure for severe thalassemia, both Alpha and beta. The best results are when the donor is a brother or sister with a good tissue match to the patient. You can read about treatments on this website: www.Thalassemia.Org. ...Read more

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Thalassemia (Definition)

Thalassemia is sever anemia,it ...Read more


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Is there is any cure for thalassemia major?

Is there is any cure for thalassemia major?

Bone marrow transpla: The only present cure for thalassemia major is through bone marrow transplant. This delicate procedure is quite risky even in he best hands but can be life saving if a donor match is found. ...Read more

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Are there any cures for thalassemia minor?

None.: It is not a serious issue for most patients, but it is a genetic disease "locked" into a persons dna. Not cures at present. ...Read more

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Cure for thalassemia?

Marrow Transplant: Currently the only way to "cure" thalassemia is to replace enough of the marrow cells that make red cells/ hemoglobin to result in normal oxygen carrying and delivery as well as reduced numbers of fragile red cells. And the only way to do this is by bone marrow transplantation. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for thalassemia?

Bone marrow trnsplnt: The cure for thalassemia major is through bone marrow transplantation, either from umbilical cord blood stem cells or from donor bone marrow stem cells. Thalassemia minor is a mild form of the disease, so a transplant would not be needed. ...Read more

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Will thalassemia minor affect my boxing carrer? Please explain and what's the best cure for it...Thanks

Will thalassemia minor affect my boxing carrer? Please explain and what's the best cure for it...Thanks

You're fine: I'm a ringside physician and want to reassure you. This isn't something you need to treat, or can treat. It's a minor genetic variant. It won't affect your boxing. If you plan to marry and raise a family, be sure to know what can happen if you marry another person with your type of thal minor. ...Read more

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I have thalassemia, rubella IgG + and CMV +..What can I possibly do to get cure of this?

Not much: You have a genetic affliction, the thalassemia is in your genes & will be there forever. The positive igg for rubella and CMV are not diseases, they are indications that you developed antibodies to these germs by having the vaccine or a case in the past.You should not get either again. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for talesemia?

Marrow transplant: This is used for the most severe cases of thalassemia but substitutes one major problem for another. Perhaps someday gene therapy will be available. ...Read more

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What is thalassemia?

What is thalassemia?

Thalassemia: Thalassemia is a deficiency in the production of one of the globin chains (alpha or beta) that make up hemoglobin. Normally synthesis of these is balanced. When imbalanced, one globin accumulates relative to the other forming inclusions that are damaging to the red cells that contain them. There are many thal variants that manifest a wide severity of symptoms from none to transfusion dependence. ...Read more

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