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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Thalassaemia, or Mediterranean anaemia, is an inherited blood disease characterised by the reduced ability of red blood cells to carry oxygen to tissues.
Thalassemia is also known as Mediterranean anaemia as it mainly affects people living in the Mediterranean region," said Dr al-Homsi.
Also known as 'Mediterranean Anaemia', Thalassaemia is a group of inherited blood disorders that affect the body's ability to produce haemoglobin and red blood cells - patients have a lower-than-normal number of red blood cells in their bodies and too little haemoglobin.

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