Hi,Shalu,thanks for query.There is no need to worry as long as one of the parent is negative for thalasmia major or minor.Your child can have problem if both the parents are thalesmia minor.Other wise there is not risk to you or child.bye.
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Thalassaemia is a hereditary disorder in which patient will have anaemia, enlarged spleen, and abnormality of bone marrow.
In treatment, patient will require blood transfusion for lifelong or bone marrow transplantation.
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