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Author Topic: thalasemmia beta minor or intermedia?  (Read 1616 times)
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« on: February 01, 2017, 11:59:24 AM »

my one yr old son was diagnosed with thalasemmia minor  but then we were called back later for my wife and i to have genetic testing ,she is a trait carrier i havent been tested yet but i saw his hemoglobin is low and his  hgb f is higher at 10% for thalasemmia minor  please  help with results our pediatrician doesnt really care to help us did anybody have similar results? with either intermedia or minor?
wbc 6.9
hemoglobin 9.0
hermatocrit 26.9
mean cell volume 58.2
red cell distrib width 19.3
mean cell hemoglobin 19.5
mean cell hemoglobin conc 33.4


hgb a 85.2%
hgb a2 4.8%
hgb f 10%
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2017, 12:09:32 PM »

It looks like minor, but the HbF is pretty high for a minor. Intermedia would normally have a much lower percentage of HbA.
DNA testing is definitely the next step. It may be an unusual genotype, but technically, it's will be thal minor.
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2017, 10:16:14 PM »

hi andy ,is 9 low hemoglobin for a beta than minor?
and i purchased wheatgrass supershots and folic acid liquid is that okay for a 13 month baby? I'm giving meat avocado chicken  enriched cereal and switching to goat milk to try to boast up hemoglobin any other suggestions
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2017, 10:43:34 PM »

Yes, they're both suitable for all ages. 9 is a little low for most minors. Hopefully, it will rise with nutrition.
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2017, 11:39:59 PM »

thank you for the input and help!

                                         
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2017, 03:02:01 AM »

Hi , even my son had similar results of Hb A 70.8 Hb F 20 and Hba2 8 and his hemoglobin stays around 8.5 but doctor diagnosed him as thall Intermedia.. My wife also have low Hemoglobin around 10.5 so she might be a Thal carrier but for me I never had any issues with my blood count but even I have never been tested for Thalessemia too
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2017, 05:25:40 AM »

dear my son with same problem his age of two year and hb maintain 8 to 9. he use hydra and folic acid.
he is beat plus sickle cell
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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2017, 06:08:19 PM »

Folate supplements are essential, especially for non-transfusing intermedia patients. Any form of wheatgrass can also be of benefit in maintaining Hb. I would also add magnesium and zinc as musts.
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