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thal·as·se·mi·a

 (thăl′ə-sē′mē-ə)
n.
An inherited form of anemia occurring chiefly among people of Mediterranean descent, caused by faulty synthesis of part of the hemoglobin molecule. Also called Mediterranean anemia.

[Greek thalassa, sea + -emia.]

thal′as·se′mic adj.

thal•as•se•mi•a

(ˌθæl əˈsi mi ə)

n.
a hereditary anemia marked by the abnormal production of hemoglobin, occurring chiefly in people of Mediterranean origin.
[1932; < Greek thálass(a) sea (alluding to the Mediterranean Sea) + -emia]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thalassemia - 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
Translations

thal·as·se·mi·a

, thalassanemia
n. talasemia, grupo de diferentes tipos de anemia hemolítica hereditaria encontrada en poblaciones de la región mediterránea y sureste de Asia;
major ______ mayor;
minor ______ menor.

thalassemia

n talasemia
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Moinuddin, a senior hematologist said thalassemia that was largely un-heard of in years 1947 to 1970s was found to be increasingly diagnosed in people with traces of both thalassemia minor and thalassemia major.
The patient had a history of thalassemia minor, was HIV negative, and was formerly a mild smoker (10 cigarettes/day for 4 years during his youth).
The project, that was started by Rajvi Mehta two years ago after recovering from thalassemia minor, aims at identifying prospective anaemic women and helping them to overcome the problem by consuming an in- house manufactured ironrich bar called, GudNess.
Herein, we report a case involving the coexistence of beta thalassemia minor, renal amyloidosis and FMF with the E148Q heterozygous mutation in a 46-year-old male patient with sickle cell anemia (SCA) whose abdominal pains had been attributed to sickling crisis for almost 25 years.
Whereas, single parent inheritance of imperfect gene causes thalassemia minor that is not so harmful.
It remains doubtful whether the included cases in this study were accurately classified into the beta thalassemia minor group.
Hussain inherited Thalassemia major from both parents who were diagnosed with Thalassemia minor (a mild form of anaemia).
In the heterozygous form (thalassemia trait), the syndromes present as a thalassemia minor phenotype characterized by microcytosis with varying degrees of anemia.
Whereas, a single parent inheritance of imperfect gene causes thalassemia minor that is not so harmful.