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Is there a cure for thalassemia?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bone marrow trnsplnt

The cure for thalassemia major is through bone marrow transplantation, either from umbilical cord blood stem cells or from donor bone marrow stem cells.
Thalassemia minor is a mild form of the disease, so a transplant would not be needed.

In brief: Bone marrow trnsplnt

The cure for thalassemia major is through bone marrow transplantation, either from umbilical cord blood stem cells or from donor bone marrow stem cells.
Thalassemia minor is a mild form of the disease, so a transplant would not be needed.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Scott Adams
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Transplant

Currently the only true cure for thalassemia is bone marrow transplant for those patients who meet the transplant criteria.

In brief: Transplant

Currently the only true cure for thalassemia is bone marrow transplant for those patients who meet the transplant criteria.
Dr. Scott Adams
Dr. Scott Adams
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Dr. Della Howell
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Beta or alpha?

Bone marrow transplants have been used to cure people of beta-thalassemia major. Those with beta-thal minor or Alpha thal trait typically don't need any therapy.
Those with the most serious form of alpha-thalassemia unfortunately don't survive long enough for any treatment to be delivered, although there have been some experimental in utero treatments tried..

In brief: Beta or alpha?

Bone marrow transplants have been used to cure people of beta-thalassemia major. Those with beta-thal minor or Alpha thal trait typically don't need any therapy.
Those with the most serious form of alpha-thalassemia unfortunately don't survive long enough for any treatment to be delivered, although there have been some experimental in utero treatments tried..
Dr. Della Howell
Dr. Della Howell
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