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RMJ. 2019; 44(4): 660-661


Prevention of thalassemia: a necessity in Pakistan

Kamran Ishfaq, Melissa A. Milkie.

Abstract
Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder which is passed from parents to their children. About 3% population of the world is suffering from the carriers genes of beta thalassemia.1 Thalassemia is a major health problem in Pakistan and its carrier rate ranges from 5-8%, about 9.8 million of the total population.2 Around 5000 thalassemia major children are diagnosed every year in Pakistan.3,4 Main factor leading to high thalassemia prevalence rate in Pakistan is endogamous marriages. Only cure of this disease is bone marrow transplant which is beyond the limit of many parents. It is a preventable disease but no national level screening program is persued in Pakistan. Only a few NGOs are working in their own capacity.

Key words: Thalassemia, anamia, prevention.


 
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