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Pediatric Beta Thalassemia

What You Need to Know

Beta thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which a child has anemia.

Key Symptoms

Depending on the severity, symptoms of beta thalassemia may include poor growth, pale skin, gallstones, bone changes and other symptoms.


Your child's healthcare provider may perform tests such as complete blood count, peripheral smear, DNA testing or other diagnostic tests.


Depending on age, health and severity, treatment may include blood transfusions, stem cell or cord blood transplant, removal of the spleen or other trearments.


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Frequently Asked Questions

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Meet the Providers Who Treat Beta Thalassemia

Departments that Treat Beta Thalassemia

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Blood and Marrow Transplant

Our blood and bone marrow disease experts provide advanced transplant procedures for children and teenagers.

Your Child May Be Eligible for Gene Therapy for Beta Thalassemia

Most patients with beta thalassemia who have received a one-time ZYNTEGLO® treatment have been able to produce sufficient hemoglobin because of the treatment, freeing them from regular blood transfusions.

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