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Were you looking for information about Thalassemia? Thalessemia is a common misspelling of thalassemia.
 
Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder that affects the production of hemoglobin, which can lead to mild to severe anemia. It occurs when the genes that code for hemoglobin are missing or variant (different from normal genes). Healthcare providers typically diagnose thalassemia after conducting blood tests, including a complete blood count and special hemoglobin studies. Treatment will depend on the type and severity of the disease; some people do not require treatment, while others need blood transfusions or bone marrow transplants.
 
(Click Thalassemia to learn more about the two different types of thalassemia, to find out what symptoms may occur, and for more details on available treatment options. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on thalassemia.)
 
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