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Beta Thalassemia is the most familiar type of thalassemia. Thalassemia is not just one disease but rather a complex series of genetic (inherited) disorders all of which involve underproduction of hemoglobin.

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Terms related to Beta Thalassemia:

  • Cooleys Anemia
  • Mediterranean Anemia
  • Thalassemia
  • Thalassemia Major
  • Thalassemia Minor

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