72 pregnancies were aborted after these unborn were diagnosed to thalassemia major
and these abortions were done in the light of Fatwa issued by Maulana Mufti TaqiUsmani and after giving awareness to the concerned parents, whose other children are already suffering from blood disorder said a press release issued here on Sunday.
There is 25% chance that children born in each pregnancy develop thalassemia major
. More than 200-250 mutations have been observed in patients of thalassemia.
(TM) is a hereditary disease caused by defective globin synthesis, resulting in abnormal as well as a decreased quantity of globin chains, ineffective erythropoiesis, haemolysis and increased red blood cell turnover.
They requested the masses to donate blood to thalassemia major
patients to save their lives.
The post read: "Did you know that when both husband and wife have Thalassemia Minor, there is a 25% chance that their child will have Thalassemia Major
and reduced life expectancy?"
KEYWORDS: Thalassemia major
, Parental awareness, Premarital screening, Prenatal screening.
He said that thalassemia carrier normally does not require any medical treatment, but when one carrier marries another, they could have a chance of having a child with thalassemia major
which is dangerous.
Key Words: Thalassemia major
, Hypocalcemia, Hypothyroid, Short stature, Diabetes mellitus
The reported polymorphism was meant to be lowering the frequency of blood transfusions and to some extent responsible for diminishing the disease burden among 'Thalassemia Major
[Results of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in hemoglobinopathies: thalassemia major
and sickle cell disease].
Beta thalassemia is clinically subdivided into thalassemia major
, thalassemia intermedia and thalassemia minor.
The meeting was told that a Thalassemia Registry shall be established in which all Thalassemia major
patients would be registered.