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What is Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease?

What is Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease?

  • Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease: Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder characterized by abnormal synthesis of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin consists of two main protein chains called alpha and beta. Hemoglobin H disease involves defects in three of the four genes required to make each ? protein chain. The main symptom is moderate to severe anemia.

Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease: Introduction

Types of Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease:

Broader types of Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease:

How serious is Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease?

Prognosis of Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease: The condition is serious but a reasonable prognosis can be anticipated if the condition is monitored and managed appropriately.
Complications of Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease: see complications of Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease

What causes Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease?

Causes of Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease: see causes of Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease

What are the symptoms of Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease?

Symptoms of Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease: see symptoms of Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease

Complications of Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease: see complications of Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease

Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease: Hematologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease.
Treatments for Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease: see treatments for Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease

Name and Aliases of Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease

Main name of condition: Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease

Other names or spellings for Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease:

Hemoglobin H disease

 

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