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Were you looking for information about Thalassemia? Thalesemia is a common misspelling of thalassemia.
 
A person with thalassemia, an inherited blood disease, does not have enough hemoglobin or red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body. Some people are "silent carriers" of the disorder and do not have any symptoms, while others may have mild anemia. Treatment for thalassemia will depend on the type and severity of the disease and may involve blood transfusions, bone marrow transplants, or iron chelation therapy (although some cases do not require treatment at all).
 
(To learn more about this disorder, click Thalassemia. This article covers topics such as the causes, symptoms, and different types of thalassemia. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on thalassemia.)
 
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