Thalassemia and mutations Joe Weigleb

Thalassemia

It is inherited from your parents on chromosome 11.

The second most severe is Alpha Thalassemia (Hemoglobin H disease)

Alpha Thalassemia ( Hydrops Fetalis)

Most severe, still born or die shortly after birth.

Signs and Symptoms

Malnutrition, enlarged skull ( bone issues), fussiness (children), weakness, abdominal swelling, fatigue, pale/yellow skin, slow growth

Usually found early on from taking a DNA sample and looking for the disorder, Hemoglobin electrophoresis, or looking for abnormally shaped or few red blood cells.

Treatment

Blood transfusions, medications or supplements, removing spleen or gaulbladder

Mutations can be helpful like a change in the color of fur.

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