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Were you looking for information about Thalassemia? Thalasemia is a common misspelling of thalassemia.
 
Thalassemia is a group of inherited blood disorders that can cause mild to severe anemia. It occurs when the genes that code for hemoglobin are missing or different from normal genes. Some people are "silent carriers" of thalassemia and do not have any symptoms, while other carriers have mild anemia that usually does not require treatment. Treatment for the disease (if needed) may involve things such as blood transfusions, iron chelation therapy, or bone marrow transplants.
 
(Click Thalassemia for more information about this disorder, including what symptoms may occur, how it is diagnosed, and what factors help determine treatment. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on thalassemia.)
 
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