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What is Alpha thalassemia -- silent carrier?

What is Alpha thalassemia -- silent carrier?

  • Alpha thalassemia -- silent carrier: 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 silent carrier involves defects in one of the four genes required to make each ? protein chain. The patients will have no symptoms but if they have children with a partner who carries thalassemia genes then the condition may be passed on to the offspring.

Alpha thalassemia -- silent carrier: Introduction

Types of Alpha thalassemia -- silent carrier:

Broader types of Alpha thalassemia -- silent carrier:

How serious is Alpha thalassemia -- silent carrier?

Prognosis of Alpha thalassemia -- silent carrier: The defect can be passed onto offspring and if the other parent also contains thalassemia genes, the infant may develop a symptomatic form of the disease. Genetic counseling is recommended.

What causes Alpha thalassemia -- silent carrier?

Causes of Alpha thalassemia -- silent carrier: see causes of Alpha thalassemia -- silent carrier

What are the symptoms of Alpha thalassemia -- silent carrier?

Symptoms of Alpha thalassemia -- silent carrier: see symptoms of Alpha thalassemia -- silent carrier

Alpha thalassemia -- silent carrier: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Alpha thalassemia -- silent carrier.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Alpha thalassemia -- silent carrier.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Alpha thalassemia -- silent carrier: Medical Geneticist, Hematologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Alpha thalassemia -- silent carrier.
Treatments for Alpha thalassemia -- silent carrier: see treatments for Alpha thalassemia -- silent carrier

Name of Alpha thalassemia -- silent carrier

Main name of condition: Alpha thalassemia -- silent carrier

 

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