Mediterranean anemia


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Mediterranean anemia

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Noun1.Mediterranean anemia - an inherited form of anemia caused by faulty synthesis of hemoglobin
monogenic disease, monogenic disorder - an inherited disease controlled by a single pair of genes
hypochromic anaemia, hypochromic anemia - anemia characterized by a decrease in the concentration of corpuscular hemoglobin
Cooley's anaemia, Cooley's anemia, thalassaemia major, thalassemia major - a fatal form of homozygous thalassemia (inherited from both parents) in which there is no hemoglobin; skeletal deformations; heart and spleen and liver enlarged
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Thalassemia, also called Mediterranean anemia, is among the most common genetic disorders worldwide and is relatively frequent in people of Mediterranean descent.
Among them is the production of Desferal, an active ingredient used against the Mediterranean anemia disease.
Thalassemia, sometimes referred to as Mediterranean anemia, is an inherited blood disorder caused by defects in the genes that make hemoglobin.

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