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Thalassemias

  1. David Weatherall

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005536

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How to Cite

Weatherall, D. 2006. Thalassemias. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

Abstract

The thalassemias are the commonest genetic disorders in humans and present an increasing public health problem in the tropical countries in which they occur at a high frequency.

Keywords:

  • thalassemia;
  • hemoglobin;
  • anemia;
  • malaria;
  • molecular pathology