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illustration of red blood cells in thalassaemia Featured 10 Jun 2002 Image

illustration of red blood cells in thalassaemia

Thalassaemia. Illustration of distorted red blood cells in the inherited blood disorder of thalass- aemia. Here, affected red blood cells (erythro- cytes) are variously shaped and fragile; they rapidly haemolyse (break up) as they move through the body. Thalassaemia is a fault in production of haemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying pigment in red blood cells that is formed in bone marrow. Alpha- and beta-thalassaemia refers to the type of haemo- globin affected. Symptoms of this disease include anaemia, fatigue, jaundice; bones may grow abnor- mally as the bone marrow expands to produce more blood cells. Treatment with blood transfusions is common. The disease may be fatal