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Alpha thalassemia major

Alpha thalassemia major: Introduction

Alpha thalassemia major: Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder characterized by abnormal synthesis of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin consists of two main protein chains called alpha and beta. Alpha thalassemia major is very rare involves defects in all of the four genes required to make each ? protein chain. The condition leads to infant death before or soon after birth. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Alpha thalassemia major is available below.

Symptoms of Alpha thalassemia major

Treatments for Alpha thalassemia major

  • Diagnosis during pregnancy means that the fetus can receive life-saving blood transfusions. Frequent life-long blood transfusion will be required. Removal (chelation) of iron buildup in body due to blood transfusion, folic acid supplements, surgical removal of spleen or stem cell 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 major: This condition is severe but appropriate management of the condition and it's complications as they arise can ensure survival.

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  1. Alpha thalassemia major: Introduction
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  5. Misdiagnosis
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