What are the treatment options for beta-thalassemia major and the major hemoglobinopathies?

Updated: Oct 08, 2018
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Patients with beta-thalassemia major and the major hemoglobinopathies associated with sickle hemoglobin (Hb) usually require medical attention at frequent intervals for the treatment of anemia, infection, pain, and leg ulcers because of the serious nature of these illnesses. Conversely, many of the other hereditary abnormalities have minimal or no clinical manifestations; the patient requires only reassurance.


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