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Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease

Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease is available below.

Symptoms of Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease

Treatments for Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease

  • Regular blood transfusion are usually required - during illness or pregnancy or some other medical condition. Removal (chelation) of iron buildup in body due to blood transfusion, folic acid supplements, surgical removal of spleen or allogeneic hematopoietic transplant. Genetic counseling is recommended.
  • Folate supplementation as deficiency often occurs with high cell turnover
  • Blood transfusion
    • Chronic transfusion in those with haemoglobin H disease
  • Chelation therapy - to treat iron overload in patients requiring chronic transfusion
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Prognosis for Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease

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

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  1. Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease: Introduction
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