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Thalassemias are a group of recessively inherited blood disorders characterized by little or no hemoglobin production and chronic anemia of varying severity. Beta-thalassemia (BT) is most commonly found in people of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Asian, and North African descent. Worldwide, 1.5% of people are BT carriers, with about 40,000 infants born with BT annually. About half of patients with BT are transfusion-dependent, which may significantly impact patient quality of life. BT is caused by a point mutation in the gene encoding hemoglobin subunit beta (HBB), resulting in either lower beta-globin production (termed beta-plus [B+]) or the prevention of all beta-globin production (termed beta-zero [B0]). Disease severity depends on the extent of hemoglobin β and γ chain imbalance.
The following HCPs: hematologists; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists who practice in hematology; and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who may clinically encounter patients with beta-thalassemia .
Commercial Support Disclosure: This program is supported by educational grants from Agios Pharmaceuticals and from Vertex Pharmaceuticals.
This activity is free of charge.
Release Date: April 09, 2023 -- Expiration Date: April 09, 2025
Faculty: Sherif Badawy, MD, MBBCh, MS
Introduction, faculty disclosures
Overview of BT
o Subtype (major, intermedia, minor)
Management of BT
Summary, conclusions, and best practice recap
By the end of the session the participant will be able to:
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Disclosure of Faculty: Sherif M. Badawy, MD, MBBCh, MS, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, has no relevant financial disclosures.
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Commercial Support Disclosure: This program is supported by an educational grant from Agios Pharmaceuticals and Vertex Pharmaceuticals.
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