Alpha Thalassemia Trait

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Alpha Thalassemia Trait

Alpha thalassemia trait is a type of hemoglobinopathy, or hemoglobin disorder. Hemoglobin is a chemical found in the blood and its function is to carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Hemoglobinopathies occur when there is a problem with this chemical and it is not able to function correctly. Alpha thalessemia trait is a more mild form of alpha thaessemia, and does not lead to the more severe forms called hemoglobin H disease and hydrops fetalis. Symptoms include pale skin, weakness, and fatigue. It may also result in temporary yellowing of the skin (jaundice) or anemia. This is a genetic disorder, meaning that it may be transferred from parents to their children. This condition often requires lifelong management, including frequent check-ups, different vitamins, such as folic acid, and potentially blood transfusions. Treatment mainly depends on age, medical history, severity of the disease.

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The terms "Alpha Thalassemia Trait" returned 16 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Parvovirus B19 infection presenting with severe erythroid aplastic crisis during pregnancy in a woman with autoimmune hemolytic anemia and alpha-thalassemia trait: a case report.
 

Author(s): Chi-Ching Chen, Chin-Shan Chen, Wei-Yao Wang, Jui-Shan Ma, Hwei-Fan Shu, Frank S Fan

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Parvovirus B19 virus commonly causes subclinical infection, but it can prove fatal to the fetus during pregnancy and cause severe anemia in an adult with hemolytic diseases. We present the case of a woman with autoimmune hemolytic anemia who was diagnosed with parvovirus B19-induced ...

Last Updated: 19 Apr 2015

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Thrombocytosis in a patient with alpha thalassemia trait.
 

Author(s): Sara Taylor, Sherree Strauch, Sally Lewis

Journal: Lab Med. 2015 ;46(1):e7-e12.

 

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2015

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Skeletal muscle structural and energetic characteristics in subjects with sickle cell trait, alpha-thalassemia, or dual hemoglobinopathy.
 

Author(s): Lucile Vincent, Léonard Féasson, Samuel Oyono-Enguéllé, Viviane Banimbek, Géraldine Monchanin, Macias Dohbobga, Dieudonné Wouassi, Cyril Martin, David Gozal, André Geyssant, Patrice Thiriet, Christian Denis, Laurent Messonnier

Journal: J. Appl. Physiol.. 2010 Sep;109(3):728-34.

 

Previous studies have shown that subjects with sickle cell trait (SCT), alpha-thalassemia (alpha-t), and the dual hemoglobinopathy (SCT/alpha-t) manifest subtle, albeit significant, differences during exercise. To better understand such differences, we assessed skeletal muscle histomorphological ...

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2010

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