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What is alpha thalassemia disorder?

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Dr. James Ball
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Hemoglobin problem

Alpha thal is caused by mutations that effect the production of a part of the hemoglobin molecule (Alpha chain).
There are 4 genes involved in this production. Mutations can occur in 1 to 4 of these genes. The disease is more problematic the more genes are mutated. This disease is inherited from parents.

In brief: Hemoglobin problem

Alpha thal is caused by mutations that effect the production of a part of the hemoglobin molecule (Alpha chain).
There are 4 genes involved in this production. Mutations can occur in 1 to 4 of these genes. The disease is more problematic the more genes are mutated. This disease is inherited from parents.
Dr. James Ball
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