Chapter 3. The α, β, δ and γ Thalassaemias and Related Conditions

  1. Barbara J. Bain MBBS FRACP FRCPath

Published Online: 12 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988787.ch3

Haemoglobinopathy Diagnosis, Second Edition

Haemoglobinopathy Diagnosis, Second Edition

How to Cite

Bain, B. J. (ed) (2006) The α, β, δ and γ Thalassaemias and Related Conditions, in Haemoglobinopathy Diagnosis, Second Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470988787.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Professor of Diagnostic Haematology, St Mary's Hospital Campus of Imperial College, Faculty of Medicine, London and Honorary Consultant Haematologist, St Mary's Hospital, London

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405135160

Online ISBN: 9780470988787



  • thalassaemia;
  • globin chain;
  • globin gene;
  • mutations;
  • RNA translation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The α thalassaemias

  • The β thalassaemias

  • The δβ and γδβ thalassaemias

  • δ thalassaemia

  • γ thalassaemia

  • Hereditary persistence of fetal haemoglobin and other inherited causes of an increased proportion of haemoglobin F

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