About Sickle Cell Beta Thalassemia Disease
BETA THALASSEMIA DISEASE
About Sickle Cell Beta Thalassemia Disease in patients with sickle cell Beta Thalassemia Disease, there is a decrease in hemoglobin production which causes smaller red blood cells.
When Beta Thalassemia genes are in combination with the sickle gene, it is known as Sickle Cell Beta Thalassemia Disease.
There are two kinds of Sickle Cell Beta Thalassemia Disease (SBTHAL):
Individuals with Sβ+THAL have:
• Spleens that function
• Fewer infections
• Fewer pain episodes, and
• Less organ damage due to Hemoglobin "A" (Normal) not being completely suppressed.
Individuals with Sβ°THAL have:
•Very severe disease — The same as Sickle Cell Anemia.
Spleens that stop working later in childhood
Enlargement of the spleen is common in adulthood.
Prognosis may be similar to, or even worse, for bone and eye problems with compared to sickle cell anemia.