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Alpha-thalassemia


Other Names for this Disease
  • A-Thalassemia
  • Alpha thalassemia
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Treatment

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How might alpha-thalassemia be treated?

Treatment of alpha-thalassemia often includes blood transfusions to provide healthy blood cells that have normal hemoglobin.  Bone marrow transplant has helped to cure a small number of individuals with severe alpha-thalassemia.[1]
Last updated: 1/25/2012

References
  1. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. Thalassemias. How Are Thalassemias Treated?. August 1, 2010; http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/thalassemia/treatment.html. Accessed 1/23/2012.


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Management Guidelines

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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Alpha-thalassemia. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
Other Names for this Disease
  • A-Thalassemia
  • Alpha thalassemia
Related Diseases
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.