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What are the treatments available for beta thalassemia?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Blood transfusions

Beta thalassemia trait patients are non-anemic or mildly anemic, and they do not need treatment.
Beta thalassemia intermedia patients have anemia, and sometimes they are severe enough to need occasional transfusions. Beta thalassemia major (cooley's anemia) patients are dependent on lifelong transfusions to survive, and they will eventually suffer from iron overload.

In brief: Blood transfusions

Beta thalassemia trait patients are non-anemic or mildly anemic, and they do not need treatment.
Beta thalassemia intermedia patients have anemia, and sometimes they are severe enough to need occasional transfusions. Beta thalassemia major (cooley's anemia) patients are dependent on lifelong transfusions to survive, and they will eventually suffer from iron overload.
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Dr. Hasan Noubani
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Bone marrow

The treatment pd beta thalassemia is bone marrow stem cells.

In brief: Bone marrow

The treatment pd beta thalassemia is bone marrow stem cells.
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