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Thalassemia and Other Hemolytic Anemias

Edited by Isam Jaber Al-Zwaini

University of Baghdad

Thalassemia is a very common disease first described by pediatrician Thomas Benton Cooley in 1925 who described it in a patient of Italian origin. At that time, it was designated as Cooley's anemia. George Hoyt Whipple, a Nobel prize winner, and W. L. Bradford, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Rochester, coined the term thalassemia in 1936, which in Greek means anemia of the sea (Thalassa means "sea", and emia means "blood"), due to the fact that it is very common in the area of the Mediterranean Sea. This name is actually misleading because it can occur everywhere in the world. Thalassemia is not a single disease; it is rather a group of hereditary disorders of the production of globulin chain of the hemoglobin. Throughout the world, thalassemia affects approximately 4.4 of every 10,000 live births. It represents a major social and emotional impact on the patient and his family and a major burden on health services where the prevalence is high.

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Thalassemia and Other Hemolytic AnemiasEdited by Isam Jaber Al-Zwaini

Published: July 11th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68657

ISBN: 978-1-78923-367-4

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-366-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-340-6

Copyright year: 2018

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1. Introductory Chapter: Thalassemia - An Overview

By Isam Jaber Al-Zwaini


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2. The Genetic Aspect of Thalassemia: From Diagnosis to Treatment

By Özgür Aldemir


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3. Emerging Techniques for Thalassemia Gene Detection

By Lingwen Zeng, Luxin Yu and Yinghui Zhang


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4. Invasive and Noninvasive Approaches in Prenatal Diagnosis of Thalassemias

By Abdullah Tuli and Ebru Dündar Yenilmez


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5. Hypogonadism in Female Patients with Beta Thalassemia Major

By Alice Ioana Albu and Dragos Albu


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6. Hepatitis C Virus in Thalassemia

By Mohamed Ramadan El-Shansory, Mohiee Eldeen Abdelaziz Awad and Hanan Hamed Soliman


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7. Sickle Cell Disease: A Genetic Disorder of Beta-Globin

By Karen Cordovil


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8. Direct Anti-Globulin Test and Clinical Diagnosis

By Takeshi Sugimoto


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