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My grandfather had blood cancer. he was on blood transfusion for 3 months, then he died. my mother and father had no issues as far as i know, only there blood groups were different, A+ and B-
is the Hemoglobin Vientiane more commonly known as Hemoglobin 'E' variant?
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i think, its gonna take long. take your time. btw is it still thalsemmia? is it serious?
well, interestingly I am from New Delhi, India, my family is also entirely from India. I don't know what this region is that you're talking about.
As for me, i was initially told that i have IDA. so i got blood transfusion and iron infusions. that improves blood level but not for a long time.
I was curious if i have thalassemia and how serious is this?
The northern belt of India has pockets which have Thalassaemia. This is also present in Sri Lanka,Burma and Thailand,tropical belts and islands which have extensive history of malaria.I am from Meerut, near Delhi,and know for a fact that around 6% of people either have thalassaemia or carry the Thalassaemia trait.Haemoglobin D is a abnormal variant of Haemoglobin seen in Gujaratis and Punjabis,Haemoglobin E is seen in Bengalis,Assamese and people of Nepalese descent.This Haemoglobin E presence would resemble the Vientaine variant of thalassaemia.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3237251/ would be a article of interest.
waw, thats so sweet of you. thank you so much. i am doing pretty awesome!