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n. - An inherited form of anemia caused by faulty synthesis of hemoglobin.

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  • His condition, thalassemia, is caused by defective gene that codes for hemoglobin structure.
  • The red blood cells in thalassemia patients are distorted and sometimes immature, containing a nucleus.
  • Usually 2 weeks treatment is enough for children, although in some areas children with sickle cell disease, or a kind of anemia called thalassemia may need it for years.
  • Nonetheless, single-gene disorders of the blood, such as thalassemia and sickle cell disease, are among the most common inherited maladies in the world. for more
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