Alpha Thalassemia major – Most cases babies with alpha Thalassemia major causes stillbirth (Birth of a baby that has already died in the womb either during pregnancy or during birth)
Beta Thalassemai major – Babies with beta Thalassemia major are born normal, however their body does not produce enough hemoglobin and hence develop severe anemia during or after first year of life.
Some of the other Thalassemia symptoms are:
- Bone deformities in the face
- Frequent fatigue
- Abnormal Growth with age
- Breathlessness or Shortness of breath
- Yellow skin (like jaundice)
Thalassemia minor – Individuals with alpha or beta Thalassemia minor have small red blood cells. They don’t have any visible symptoms and can be identified by blood test.