What is another word for Mediterranean Anaemia?

7 synonyms found


[ mˌɛdɪtɪɹˈe͡ɪni͡ən ɐnˈiːmi͡ə], [ mˌɛdɪtɪɹˈe‍ɪni‍ən ɐnˈiːmi‍ə], [ m_ˌɛ_d_ɪ_t_ɪ_ɹ_ˈeɪ_n_iə_n ɐ_n_ˈiː_m_iə]

Synonyms for Mediterranean anaemia:

How to use "Mediterranean anaemia" in context?

The Mediterranean Anaemia (Mediterranean-type haemolytic anaemia; MTHA) is a blood disorder caused by a deficiency of the red blood cell protein haemoglobin. Patients with Mediterranean anaemia have a reduced number of red blood cells and these are characterised by a poor ability to transport oxygen to the body's tissues. As a result, cells suffer from oxygen starvation and can die. In most cases, the disorder develops due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Treatment typically includes regular blood transfusions and the medication erythropoietin (EPO).

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