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Thalassemia: Compare Costs for a treatment abroad

If you have been diagnosed with thalassemia, do not despair. There are many ways to improve your condition.

Below is a list of thalassemia treatments. By clicking on the search results, not only will you be able to find the most suitable clinics and the best specialists in this field, you will also be able to find out how much such treatments cost and book the program you are interested in online.      

Booking Health offers the following options of treatment for this diagnosis.

Diagnostic
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3350.00
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation
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162503.00
General therapeutic rehabilitation
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500.00

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St. Antonius Hospital


St. Antonius Hospital (St. Antonius Hospital) is an academic teaching hospital of the RWTH technical university, Aachen. This is a denominational hospital and it focuses its activity on providing first-class medical services, using innovative and modern methods of treatment.

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University Hospital Düsseldorf


The University Hospital Dusseldorf  is a maximum-care hospital, and as such, we at Dusseldorf University, or UKD, are a byword for international top-quality service in all areas of medical care.

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About the disease

Thalassemia is a condition, whereas blood creates the abnormal form of hemoglobin. This condition is inherited and if both parents of a child have thalassemia a child is likely to inherit a more severe case of thalassemia.

In thalassemia blood creates the abnormal form of hemoglobin, which is a protein in red blood cells. In people with thalassemic red blood cells are destructed by the abnormal form of hemoglobin. As a result, a person has low amount of red blood cells in the blood. This can lead to anemia in severe cases.

The cause of thalassemia genetic mutation. A child can inherit thalassemia even if only one of his/her parents have thalassemia. There are three main types of thalassemia: type alpha, type beta and type minor. The minor type of thalassemia is less dangerous that alpha and beta types, as in those two types either alpha globin or beta globin genes are affected by the mutation. In minor types of thalassemia a person may not even have symptoms of this disease or they will be very minor. Nonetheless, this person still is a carrier of thalassemia  and can pass this condition to their children, especially if his/her partner also has thalassemia . According to the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this disease is most predominant in Asian and Middle East countries.

Symptoms

  • Deformities of bones
  • Paleness
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Delayed growth of bones and general development
  • In some cases dark urine

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination a doctor will ask about the family history of a patient to determine if parents have thalassemia. A doctor will also examine the skin of a patient and inquire about his/her stamina and overall health condition.
  • A blood tests is used to determine if a person has thalassemia. Blood tests can determine the type of thalassemia as well. A hemoglobin is separated from other molecules to determine the type of its abnormality.
  • An imaging tests are used to determine if the spleen of a patient is enlarged due to thalassemia.

Treatment

  • Conservative treatment uses prescription of different vitamins and supplements which contain iron. Blood transfusions are recommended in some cases as well.
  • Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation is a surgery used to transplant the bone marrow and thus normalize the blood cell production and also remove the defect of hemoglobin abnormality.

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