Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Thalassemia Treatment

Treatment for thalassemia depends on which type you have. Symptoms of thalassemia minor are usually mild no treatment is necessary. Treatment of thalassemia includes blood transfusions, vitamin E supplements, folic acid supplements, a bone marrow transplant, and surgery to remove the spleen.

Treatment for thalassemia may include:

Thalassemia Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat thalassemia:

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Last Updated: Jun 10, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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