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Thalassemias

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Etiology

Alpha thalassemia syndromes

  • Silent carrier (3 alpha globin genes, normal hematocrit)
  • Alpha thalassemia minor or trait (2 genes, hematocrit 32-40%, MCV 60-75)
  • Hemoglobin H disease (3 genes, hematocrit 22-32%, MCV 60-70)
  • Hydrops fetalis (0 genes)
Beta thalassemia syndromes
  • Beta thalassemia minor
  • Beta thalassemia intermedia
  • Beta thalassemia major

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Last updated: December 1, 2014

Citation

Zeiger, Roni F.. "Thalassemias." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114645/all/Thalassemias.
Zeiger RF. Thalassemias. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114645/all/Thalassemias. Accessed April 22, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Thalassemias. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114645/all/Thalassemias
Zeiger RF. Thalassemias [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 April 22]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114645/all/Thalassemias.
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