Thalassemia

  • Alternative Names

    Mediterranean anemia; Cooley's anemia; Beta thalassemia; Alpha thalassemia


    Prevention

    Genetic counseling and prenatal screening may be available to those with a family history of this condition who are planning to have children.


    References

    Giardina PJ, Forget BG. Thalassemia syndromes. In: Hoffman R, Benz EJ, Shattil SS, et al., eds. Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2008:chap 41.

    DeBaun MR, Vichinsky E. Hemoglobinopathies. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 18th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 462.