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Could one prevent beta thalassemia disease?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Beta thalassemia disease is prevented if beta thal carriers do not have children with one another (if they have children together, some children will be normal, some carriers, and some have disease).
The other, less desirable way, is to test fetuses during pregnancy and abort the fetuses who have beta thal major.

In brief: Yes

Beta thalassemia disease is prevented if beta thal carriers do not have children with one another (if they have children together, some children will be normal, some carriers, and some have disease).
The other, less desirable way, is to test fetuses during pregnancy and abort the fetuses who have beta thal major.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Hasan Noubani
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Prenatal counseling

It can prevented if there is a penal al checkup for both parties.

In brief: Prenatal counseling

It can prevented if there is a penal al checkup for both parties.
Dr. Hasan Noubani
Dr. Hasan Noubani
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