What is beta thalassemia intermedia?

Thalassemia is a medical condition in which the body makes less hemoglobin than usual. It causes anemia. There are two types of thalassemia, alpha and beta. Beta thalassemia impacts two different types of genes. Beta thalassemia intermedia is a form of beta thalassemia that causes moderate to severe anemia. It is the second most severe form after beta thalassemia major.


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