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Were you looking for information about Thalassemia? Thallesemia is a common misspelling of thalassemia.
 
Thalassemia is a blood disorder that causes the body to make less hemoglobin than normal. It is an inherited disease that occurs more frequently in people of Italian, Greek, Middle Eastern, Southern Asian, and African ancestry. People with thalassemia do not have enough hemoglobin or red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body, which often results in anemia. If treatment is necessary, it may involve bone marrow transplants, blood transfusions, or iron chelation therapy.
 
(Click Thalassemia for more information on what causes thalassemia, what symptoms may occur, and how this condition is diagnosed. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on thalassemia.)
 
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