Thalassemias Sentence Examples
Sickle cell anemia is more frequently diagnosed than thalassemias and occurs most often among African Americans.
The hereditary anemias, such as the thalassemias and sickle cell anemia, may require life-long treatment and monitoring whereas other types of anemia, once treated, are apt not to recur.
Although both alpha and beta thalassemias affect hemoglobin, these diseases affect the body in distinctly different ways.
Thalassemias are classified according to the globin that is deficient.
Alpha thalassemias result from changes (mutations) in these genes.Advertisement
The thalassemias are among the most common genetic diseases worldwide.
All types of thalassemias are recessively inherited, meaning that a genetic change must be inherited from both the mother and the father to produce the disease in the child.
Thalassemias are inherited diseases that cannot be prevented.
Fetal hemoglobin measurement helps diagnose a group of inherited disorders that affect hemoglobin production, among which are the thalassemias and sickle cell anemia.