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How common is thalassemia?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Millions of carriers

Thalassemia is one of the most common gene mutations in the world.
Overall, an estimated 20-25 million people are carriers (1/300) (about 1/1000 in low-risk peoples, and about 1/30 in high-risk peoples). Low risk: japanese, korean, n. European caucasians, native canadians, native americans. High risk: mediterranean, middle eastern, south asian, south-east asian (western pacific rim), caribbean.

In brief: Millions of carriers

Thalassemia is one of the most common gene mutations in the world.
Overall, an estimated 20-25 million people are carriers (1/300) (about 1/1000 in low-risk peoples, and about 1/30 in high-risk peoples). Low risk: japanese, korean, n. European caucasians, native canadians, native americans. High risk: mediterranean, middle eastern, south asian, south-east asian (western pacific rim), caribbean.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Brian Lawenda
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Depends

Worldwide incidence: 30 out of 1000 people the highest incidence is: 150-300 out of 1000 in italy, greece, and among americans of italian or greek descent.
https://www.clinicalkey.com/topics/hematology/thalassemia.html.

In brief: Depends

Worldwide incidence: 30 out of 1000 people the highest incidence is: 150-300 out of 1000 in italy, greece, and among americans of italian or greek descent.
https://www.clinicalkey.com/topics/hematology/thalassemia.html.
Dr. Brian Lawenda
Dr. Brian Lawenda
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