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Does beta thalassemia minor reduce life expectancy?

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Danielle Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not Usually

People with beta thalassemia minor usually only have problems with mild anemia and are not typically considered to have a shorter life span than the general population.
Beta thalassemia minor typically does not require any type of treatment or intervention and often goes undiagnosed.

In brief: Not Usually

People with beta thalassemia minor usually only have problems with mild anemia and are not typically considered to have a shorter life span than the general population.
Beta thalassemia minor typically does not require any type of treatment or intervention and often goes undiagnosed.
Danielle Jones
Danielle Jones
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Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No.

Most patients with beta thalassemia minor have no significant clinical symptoms and do not require interventions for their malady.
As far as i know, there is no change in life expectancy in these patients.

In brief: No.

Most patients with beta thalassemia minor have no significant clinical symptoms and do not require interventions for their malady.
As far as i know, there is no change in life expectancy in these patients.
Dr. Michael Engel
Dr. Michael Engel
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