The thalassemia syndromes are hemoglobin disorders that result from significantly reduced or absent synthesis of either the α- or β-globin chains. The result is a chronic hemolytic anemia with ineffective erythropoiesis and bone marrow overstimulation. This article reviews current diagnostic approaches, complications, and disease management of thalassemia.
- Iron overload
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health