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Abstract:

 Thalassemia is the name of a group of genetic, inherited disorders of the blood. More specifically, it is a disorder of the hemoglobin molecule inside the red blood cells. Thalassemia is considered one of the most common genetic disorders in the world, with a high frequency in tropical and sub-tropical areas such as Mediterranean countries. Previous literature indicates a high frequency of thalassemia in the Syrians. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of α- and β- thalassemia and its complications in Lattakia/ Syria. This study will conducted in in the Thalassemia and Sickle cell anemia center at Obstetrics and Pediatrics hospital in Lattakia. Data will be collected from patients’ files over a 6-year period from 2014 to 2019.

Dr. Rana Ahmad - Students : Karam Aseel - Bashar Haider