Pediatric Thalassemia

Paediatric Thalassemia


Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder where there is defective and inadequate production of blood. Hemoglobin is low in these children

Risk Factors

Family history of thalassemia: Thalassemia is passed from parents to children through mutated haemoglobin genes.

Signs and Symptoms

Signs and symptoms may vary from person to person. Some of the signs and symptoms are:


  • Blood tests - blood counts, Hemoglobin abnormalities, and peripheral blood smear for cell abnormalities
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  • Genetic Counselling- no treatment is required. They need genetic counselling, because they may pass the mutant gene on to their children.
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  • What is Thalassemia?
  • What is Beta thalassemia trait (minor/ carrier)?
  • What happens if a person has thalassemia major?
  • Is there a cure for beta thalassemia?
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