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3 Possible Causes for Vast Majority of Heterozygotes Are Asymptomatic

  • Thalassemia Minor

    The vast majority of these patients are asymptomatic.[sjkdt.org] The vast majority of these patients are entirely asymptomatic, but do present an abnormal blood picture that is sometimes erroneously diagnosed as iron deficiency anemia.[sjkdt.org] The term beta thalassemia minor is used to describe heterozygotes, who carry one normal beta globin allele and one beta thalassemic allele.[sjkdt.org]

  • Nephrocalcinosis

    The vast majority of these patients are asymptomatic.[sjkdt.org] The vast majority of these patients are entirely asymptomatic, but do present an abnormal blood picture that is sometimes erroneously diagnosed as iron deficiency anemia.[sjkdt.org] The term beta thalassemia minor is used to describe heterozygotes, who carry one normal beta globin allele and one beta thalassemic allele.[sjkdt.org]

  • Renal Tubular Dysfunction

    The vast majority of these patients are asymptomatic.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The vast majority of these patients are entirely asymptomatic, but do present an abnormal blood picture that is sometimes erroneously diagnosed as iron deficiency anemia.[sjkdt.org] The term beta thalassemia minor is used to describe heterozygotes, who carry one normal beta globin allele and one beta thalassemic allele.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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