Importance of early diagnosis of thalassemia and implications in its treatment: literature review

Authors

  • Ihann Lopes Campos Martins Diniz
  • Fabio Marques de Almeida
  • Poliana Peres Ghazale
  • Murillo de Sousa Pinto

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54022/shsv5n2-014

Keywords:

Hemoglobin, Diagnosis, Quality of Life, Public Health

Abstract

Thalassemia is a hereditary genetic disease that is characterized by changes in the conformation of hemoglobin. This pathology includes different types of blood changes that are characterized by lower levels or the absence of normal globin chains in hemoglobin. With the aim of contributing to the reduction of damage caused by thalassemia, the present study aims to promote awareness about the importance of early diagnosis of thalassemia, aiming to reduce health complications and improve patients' quality of life through medical interventions and support. adequate. To carry out this literature review on thalassemia, we will adopt an integrative analytical approach of searching and analyzing relevant studies. Initially, databases relevant to the area were selected, such as PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science. This study highlights the significance of early diagnosis of thalassemia as a crucial measure in the effective management of this genetic condition. Early identification not only allows for the implementation of appropriate medical interventions and treatments, but also helps reduce health complications and improve patients' quality of life.

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Published

2024-05-14

How to Cite

Diniz, I. L. C. M., Almeida, F. M. de, Ghazale, P. P., & Pinto, M. de S. (2024). Importance of early diagnosis of thalassemia and implications in its treatment: literature review. STUDIES IN HEALTH SCIENCES, 5(2), e4270 . https://doi.org/10.54022/shsv5n2-014

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