Sharon B. Kim

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Alpha thalassemia

I. What every physician needs to know. Thalassemias are disorders of globin chain synthesis resulting in hemoglobinopathies that are classified by the specific globin chain that is affected. Hence, alpha thalassemia occurs when there is a deletion of one or more of the four alpha globin loci. The severity of the disease depends on the…

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