What is beta thalassemia?

Beta thalassemia. is a genetic defect of impaired hemoglobin production, resulting in a varying degree of anemia.

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What is hemoglobin E-beta thalassemia?

Sever anemia. This syndrome is quite common in Thailand ,where there. is a high incidence of the genes for B0 thalassemia and Be golobin. Read more...

What causes hemoglobin E-beta thalassemia?

Thalassemia . This is a genetic hemolytic blood disorders transmitted to you from your parents in your genes & instead of having the normal Hgb A, it becomes abnormal Hgb. there are different types of thalassemia. If both parents are carriers or have the disease then the offspring might get the disease. I hope this helps. Good luck. . Read more...

What is sickle cell beta thalassemia?

Got both mutations. A person has sickle cell beta thalassemia if he inherited one gene mutation for sickle cell anemia, and also inherited one gene mutation for beta thalassemia. He can have symptoms of sickle cell disease, unlike patients with only sickle cell trait who are generally without symptoms. Read more...
Sickle Cell + B Thal. Sickle cell beta thalassemia is a condition in which one of the paired chromosomes for hemoglobin contains a sickle cell mutation and the other contains a beta thalassemia mutation resulting in an abnormal hemoglobin. Complex rearrangements/ crossovers may occur as well. The clinical severity varies with the mutations involved. Read more...

What are the symptoms of beta thalassemia?

Anemia. Sever anemia, massive hepatosplenomegaly ,sever growth retardation , bony deformities,mongoloid facies. Read more...

If someone had beta thalassemia, it is dangerous?

Depends on type... There are different types of beta thalassemia (minor, intermedia, or major for example) that have much different impacts on a patient's health. Treatment can range from nothing (minor) to requiring frequent blood transfusions, iron chelation therapy or even a bone marrow transplant (major). A hematologist can help with the management of all types. Read more...

Are particular people at risk for beta thalassemia?

Yes. 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. Read more...
Genetic disease. Beta thalassemia is caused by a mutation in the gene that codes for the beta subunit of hemoglobin, the protein that carries oxygen in the bloodstream. The disease is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion, meaning that an abnormal copy of the gene must be inherited from each parent. Read more...

What to do if I have beta thalassemia is this normal?

No. I am going to assume you have beta thalassemia minor. This is a minor abnormality that makes you trivially anemic and makes your blood cells look a little odd. If you marry someone else who has this, each of your children had 1/4 chance of having thal major, which is a horrible illness. Heads up. Best wishes. Read more...

What to do if I have beta thalassemia, can I enlist in the national guard?

What kind? Beta thal minor shouldn't be a problem. If you have beta thal major and are asking this question, you should be congratulated on your excellent response to treatment and I hope that you get what you want -- but don't be disapponted if you're asked to remain a civilian. Read more...

Can a normal & healthy person may marry with e beta thalassemia, safely?????

Yes. If you do not carry the gene in any way, any children will be carriers. HbgE/beta thalassemia is a disease that can be mild or severe. The best way to ease your mind is to seek genetic counseling. All the best. Read more...