Talasemia mayor

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Talasemia mayor

La talasemia mayor es la forma más severa de anemia y es una forma hereditaria de la anemia hemolítica, caracterizada por anomalías en la producción de los glóbulos rojos sanguíneos (hemoglobina). La disminución del oxígeno en el organismo se manifiesta desde los 6 meses de edad y si no se le da tratamiento generalmente produce la muerte en unos pocos años. Aquí se pueden observar los glóbulos rojos sanguíneos de forma anormal, pálidos (hipocrómicos) y pequeños asociados con esta enfermedad. Las células más oscuras probablemente representan los glóbulos rojos normales de una transfusión de sangre.

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  • Last Reviewed on 02/07/2012
  • Yi-Bin Chen, MD, Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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