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Risk Factors for Thalassemia

List of Risk Factors for Thalassemia

The list of risk factors mentioned for Thalassemia in various sources includes:

  • Italian descent
  • Greek descent
  • Mediterranean descent
  • North African descent
  • South-East Asian descent

About risk factors:

Risk factors for Thalassemia are factors that do not seem to be a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way. Having a risk factor for Thalassemia makes the chances of getting a condition higher but does not always lead to Thalassemia. Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting Thalassemia. For general information and a list of risk factors, see the risk center.


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