Mini Review
Volume 20 Issue 7 - 2021
Overview of the Thalassemia
Vesna Ambarkova*
Department for Preventive and Pediatric Dentistry, University Ss.Cyril and Methodius, Republic of North Macedonia
*Corresponding Author: Vesna Ambarkova, Department for Preventive and Pediatric Dentistry, University Ss.Cyril and Methodius, Republic of North Macedonia.
Received: June 01, 2021; Published: June 29, 2021




Abstract

Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder that affects the body’s ability to produce hemoglobin and red blood cells. A person with thalassemia will have increased number of the red blood cells and also hemoglobin, and the red blood cells may be too small. The impact of disease can range from mild to severe and life-threatening. About 100,000 newborns are born each year with severe thalassemia. It is most commonly found in the Mediterranean, South Asia and Africa. A person with thalassemia has a normal life expectancy. However, cardiac complications arising from beta thalassemia major can make this condition fatal before the age of 30. With the introduction of stem cell transplantation from a related donor, a bright future has been opened for children with thalassemia in the Republic of North Macedonia.

Keywords: Hemoglobin Disorders; Thalassemia; Transfusion-Dependent Thalassemia (TDT)

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Citation: Vesna Ambarkova. “Overview of the Thalassemia”. EC Dental Science 20.7 (2021): 98-101.

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