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Thalassemia is a group of inherited blood disorders that can cause mild to severe anemia.
Thalassemia involves problems with the production of hemoglobin in red blood cells. As a result, a person with thalassemia doesn't have enough hemoglobin or red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body (anemia).
There are two main types of thalassemia: alpha and beta thalassemia. Alpha thalassemia occurs when there is a problem with the alpha globin chain that is part of hemoglobin. Beta thalassemia occurs when there is a problem with the beta globin chain.
There are mild, moderate, and severe forms of thalassemia. Severe beta thalassemia is often called Cooley's anemia.
The most common severe form of thalassemia seen in the U.S. is beta thalassemia major, or Cooley's anemia, and mainly affects people from Mediterranean countries and Asia.
Some people are "silent carriers" with no symptoms. Other carriers have mild anemia but usually need no treatment. Carriers can pass thalassemia genes on to their children.
Severe thalassemia is treated with frequent blood transfusions and iron chelation therapy to remove excess iron that builds up in the body from the transfusions.
Bone marrow or stem cell transplants have cured thalassemia in some children, but this treatment is not available for most people with thalassemia.
Researchers are studying new treatments, including ways to cure thalassemia through stem cell and gene therapies.
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