A group of inherited hematologic disorders that affect the synthesis of adult hemoglobin tetramer (HbA) (1),(2)[C]
α-Thalassemia is due to a deficient synthesis of α-globin chain, whe...
Shortness of breath
Outpatient for mild cases
Inpatient for transfusion therapy
Mild cases (trait or minor) require no therapy.
Thalassemia intermedia: No therapy is necessary unless hemoglobin fal...
Thalassemia trait requires no restrictions.
Avoid strenuous activities (e.g., football, soccer).
Acceptable activity levels will be determined on...
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Piel FB, Weatherall DJ. The α-thalassem...
D56.9 Thalassemia, unspecified
D56.1 Beta thalassemia
D56.0 Alpha thalassemia
D56.3 Thalassemia minor
282.40 Thalassemia, unspecified
282.44 Beta thalassemia
282.43 Alpha thalassemia
Thalassemia (group of inherited hematologic disorders that affect the synthesis of adult hemoglobin tetramer) is a genetic condition; hemoglobin will not improve over time.
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