Orphanet: Beta thalassemia

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Disease definition

Beta-thalassemia (BT) is characterized by deficiency (Beta+) or absence (Beta0) of synthesis of the beta globin chains of hemoglobin (Hb).


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant or Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: Infancy, Childhood
  • ICD-10: D56.1
  • OMIM: 603902  613985
  • UMLS: C0005283
  • MeSH: D017086
  • GARD: 871
  • MedDRA: 10043391

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