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Thalassemia minor

Introduction: Thalassemia minor

Description of Thalassemia minor

Thalassemia minor: Related Topics

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Thalassemia minor: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Thalassemia minor is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Thalassemia minor, or a subtype of Thalassemia minor, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Thalassemia minor as a Disease

Thalassemia minor: Type of or association with medical condition Thalassemia.
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Thalassemia minor: Related Diseases

Thalassemia minor: Thalassemia minor is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Thalassemia minor as a subtype of Thalassemia

Thalassemia (medical condition): Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder characterized by abnormal synthesis of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin consists of two main protein chains called alpha and beta. There are two subtypes of the disorder (alpha and beta) depending on what portion of the hemoglobin is abnormally synthesized. Each of these subtypes can be further classified depending on the number of thalassemia genes involved. A total of four genes is needed to make each ? protein chains and two genes are needed to make each ? chain. The main symptom is anemia, the severity of which can vary amongst patients depending on how many defective genes are involved.

Thalassemia: Thalassemia is an inherited disease of faulty synthesis of hemoglobin. The name is derived from the Greek word "thalassa"...(Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

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