Learning Objectives

  • Increase the awareness about Thalassemia disease in children, its symptoms and preventive measures.
  • Describe the basic genetic differences between alpha-thalassemia and beta-thalassemia.
  • Describe diagnosis of different thalassemia by general pediatricians.
  • Describe management of thalassemia in children  with beta-thalassemia major.
  • List the mechanisms and consequences of iron overload and infections associated with beta-thalassemia major.