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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The other names of thalassemia are Mediterranean anemia and Cooley's anemia (after Thomas Cooley in 1925).
17-year old Fethullah Iganly, who cannot go to school due to his thalassemia (also known as Mediterranean anemia) and also works to support his family's economy, needed to get two units of blood drawn per month, is working a small cafeteria in Diyarbakyr's YeniE-ehir district.
"The criteria used in medical screening and examinations before marriage are limited to looking for only two kinds of genetic diseases: the sickle cell anemia and Mediterranean anemia", he explained.

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