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Epidemiology and Disease Pathophysiology: Thalassaemia II
"Epidemiology and Prevention of Thalassaemia," by Androulla Eleftheriou, in: Eleftheriou A. About Thalassaemia
Target AudienceThis activity is designed for haematologists, medical oncologists, haematology-oncology specialists, paediatricians and other healthcare professionals involved in the screening, prevention, evaluation, testing, counseling, and management of adults and children who have or are at risk of developing B-thalassaemia or are B-thalassaemia carriers.
- Apply your knowledge of the epidemiology and genetic transmission pattern of B-thalassaemia to identify individuals at risk of transmitting the disease to their offspring and to encourage these individuals to be tested for the B-thalassaemia trait.
- Utilize your knowledge of the pattern of genetic transmission of B-thalassaemia and the options available to at-risk individuals wishing to have children, in order to provide effective genetic counseling to B-thalassaemia patients, B-thalassaemia carriers, and their spouses.
- Based on your knowledge of other abnormal haemoglobins/haemoglobin disorders, assess your at-risk patients and their spouses for the additional presence of other abnormal haemoglobins/haemoglobin disorders in order to counsel patients about the risk and clinical consequences of transmitting combined haemoglobin abnormalities to their offspring.
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