Thalassemia Patients and Friends

Miscellaneous Forums => Recommended Doctors Who Are Knowledgable About Thalassemia => Topic started by: alanlai on September 10, 2016, 02:30:07 AM



Title: Thalassemia doctors in Malaysia or Qatar
Post by: alanlai on September 10, 2016, 02:30:07 AM
I have thalassemia alpha minor and my wife thalassemia beta minor, I want to get my son tested and also getting some advice regarding having a second child. My first child is 6 years old now, he seems well but easily fatigue comparing to children his age. I am from Malaysia but currently working in Qatar, it will be great if anyone can advise doctors that are well verse in thalassemia in either of this region.
Thank you.


Title: Re: Thalassemia doctors in Malaysia or Qatar
Post by: Andy Battaglia on September 10, 2016, 03:25:39 PM
Do you know if the alpha thal is caused by deletions or by mutations? This is very important in terms of whatever advice is issued.


Title: Re: Thalassemia doctors in Malaysia or Qatar
Post by: alanlai on September 17, 2016, 03:06:48 AM
sorry i have no clue, i have been searching for Thalassemia expert in Malaysia and Qatar but cant find one.

is there any specific test which i can take in normal blood lab, which can help me & family to determine our thalassemia ?


Title: Re: Thalassemia doctors in Malaysia or Qatar
Post by: Andy Battaglia on September 17, 2016, 12:26:17 PM
With alpha thal, only a DNA test will tell you what the type is.


Title: Re: Thalassemia doctors in Malaysia or Qatar
Post by: alanlai on September 18, 2016, 04:30:13 AM
any symptom to identify the different between deletions or by mutations alpha thal ?


Title: Re: Thalassemia doctors in Malaysia or Qatar
Post by: Andy Battaglia on September 24, 2016, 11:59:09 AM
Some alpha mutations, specifically the triplicated alpha gene, can cause symptoms, as there is a surplus of alpha globin produced, rather than a deficit. The deletions become more of an issue if beta thal is also present. Only DNA analysis can really sort it all out.