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Treatments for Beta Thalassemia intermedia

Treatment List for Beta Thalassemia intermedia

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Beta Thalassemia intermedia includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • More severe cases may need more regular blood transfusions. The requirement for blood transfusions are greater during pregnancy or illness. Genetic counseling is recommended
  • Regular monitoring to ensure adequate haemoglobin levels
  • Blood transfusion at the time of physiological stressors such as infection, illness and pregnancy if required
  • Regular blood transfusion if adequate haemoglobin levels are not maintained
  • Chelation therapy to treat iron overload associated with regular transfusions
  • Management of Vitamin E and folate deficiency often associated with severe forms of thalassemia
  • Stem cell transplantation - used in selected patients
  • Splenectomy - may be indicated in patients with increasing transfusion requirements
  • Genetic counselling

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