2 doctors weighed in:
After how much time does the child suffering from thalassemia major show symptoms of disease after birth?
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 6-8 months for beta
Alpha thalassemia major is generally fatal before birth, with just rare cases born alive.
Beta thalassemia major babies look normal at birth because fetal hemoglobin doesn't need beta globulin. As fetal hemoglobin goes away and adult hemoglobin starts being made, the baby will feel the effects of his lack of beta globulin. Symptoms start after the first 6-8 months of life.

In brief: 6-8 months for beta
Alpha thalassemia major is generally fatal before birth, with just rare cases born alive.
Beta thalassemia major babies look normal at birth because fetal hemoglobin doesn't need beta globulin. As fetal hemoglobin goes away and adult hemoglobin starts being made, the baby will feel the effects of his lack of beta globulin. Symptoms start after the first 6-8 months of life.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Cindy Juster
Board Certified, Pediatrics
32 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors