Mediterranean anaemia

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Noun1.Mediterranean anaemia - 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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Before marriage, couples are advised to undergo examination for infectious diseases including HIV (AIDS), hepatitis B and C and syphilis; genetic blood diseases, which include beta-Thalassemia, Mediterranean anaemia, sickle cell anaemia and other blood disorders.
Sometimes called Mediterranean anaemia, Thalassaemia is a genetic disorder that may have originated more than 50,000 years ago in a valley south of Italy and Greece now covered by the Mediterranean.

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