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Descriptor in English: Thalassemia
Descriptor in Spanish: Talasemia
Descriptor in Portuguese: Talassemia
Descriptor in French: Thalassémie
Entry term(s): Thalassemias
Tree number(s): C15.378.071.141.150.875
C15.378.420.826
C16.320.070.875
C16.320.365.826
Scope note: A group of hereditary hemolytic anemias in which there is decreased synthesis of one or more hemoglobin polypeptide chains. There are several genetic types with clinical pictures ranging from barely detectable hematologic abnormality to severe and fatal anemia.
Annotation: a congen hemolytic anemia; GEN or unspecified: prefer specifics; do not use /congen & do not coord with INFANT, NEWBORN, DISEASES
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Online Note: use THALASSEMIA to search ANEMIA, TARGET-CELL 1966-92
History Note: 65; was ANEMIA, ERYTHROBLASTIC 1963-64; ANEMIA, TARGET-CELL was see THALASSEMIA 1965-92
DeCS UI: 14168
Descriptor UI: D013789
Date Established: 1965/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Thalassemia - Preferred
Concept UI M0021265
Scope note A group of hereditary hemolytic anemias in which there is decreased synthesis of one or more hemoglobin polypeptide chains. There are several genetic types with clinical pictures ranging from barely detectable hematologic abnormality to severe and fatal anemia.
Preferred term Thalassemia
Entry term(s) Thalassemias



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