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Were you looking for information about Thalassemia? Thalacemia is a common misspelling of thalassemia.
 
Thalassemia is a genetic disease that involves problems with the production of hemoglobin in red blood cells. As a result, a person with the disorder does not have enough hemoglobin or red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body, which can lead to anemia. Thalassemia mainly affects people from Mediterranean countries and Asia. Some people do not require treatment, while others may need blood transfusions, bone marrow transplants, or iron chelation therapy.
 
(Click Thalassemia for a more in-depth look at thalassemia and its causes, symptoms, and diagnosis. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on thalassemia.)
 
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