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Is is possible for someone to have both alpha thalassemia and beta thalassemia?

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Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

I don't believe it's compatible with life

In brief: No

I don't believe it's compatible with life
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Traits, yes

Because the Alpha and beta thalassemia gene mutations are common, it is possible for a baby to inherit one from mom and another from dad.
The child could be "trait" in both Alpha and beta, or less likely, be "disease" in one and "trait" in the other. It is hard to imagine being "disease" in both and still survive.

In brief: Traits, yes

Because the Alpha and beta thalassemia gene mutations are common, it is possible for a baby to inherit one from mom and another from dad.
The child could be "trait" in both Alpha and beta, or less likely, be "disease" in one and "trait" in the other. It is hard to imagine being "disease" in both and still survive.
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