Thalassemia doctors in Malaysia or Qatar

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Thalassemia doctors in Malaysia or Qatar
« on: September 10, 2016, 07:30:07 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.

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Offline Andy Battaglia

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Re: Thalassemia doctors in Malaysia or Qatar
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2016, 08:25:39 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.
Andy

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Re: Thalassemia doctors in Malaysia or Qatar
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2016, 08:06:48 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 ?

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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2016, 05:26:17 PM »
With alpha thal, only a DNA test will tell you what the type is.
Andy

All we are saying is give thals a chance.

Re: Thalassemia doctors in Malaysia or Qatar
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2016, 09:30:13 AM »
any symptom to identify the different between deletions or by mutations alpha thal ?

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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2016, 04:59:09 PM »
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.
Andy

All we are saying is give thals a chance.

 

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