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Is beta thalassemia curable?

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Posted on Fri, 20 Jan 2017
Question: What is the treatment for this ?
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Answered by Dr. Remy Koshy (25 hours later)
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Hello XXXXXXX
Thanks for posting your query,

Kindly repost your query with the present status of the baby, the current symptoms, any recent investigations if done,, so that I may have a look and guide your further.

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Hello Madam,
Baby is good now and active. Is Beta Thallassemia is cureable ? What is the treatment for this disease ?

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Answered by Dr. Remy Koshy (1 hour later)
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Duely explained below..

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Hi XXXXXXX
Thanks for writing back,

Beta thalassemia is a disorder which involves the production of abnormal hemoglobin. There are two kinds of thalassemia- thalassemia minor (heterozygous) where only one beta globin chain is affected; thalassemia major (homozygous) where both the beta globin chains are affected.

Children born with homozygous trait will be normal at birth, will only begin to develop symptoms after the first year of life.

The treatment options available are blood transfusion, folic acid supplementation, iron chelators for chelation of iron overload from blood transfusion. In later stages, ideal candidates can be taken up for bone marrow transplantation. Also gene therapy is another worthwhile option where nor al beta chain gene could be inserted.


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Thank you for your answer. Pls close
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Hello again,

You are welcome.

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Wishing good health
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