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Unformatted text preview: the reduced production of one of the globin chains in the synthesis of hemoglobin (both parents must be carriers to produce a child with -thalassemia major). This disorder is found primarily in individuals of Mediterranean descent. Options 1, 3, and 4 are incorrect. 12 173. Thalassemia -Thalassemia is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by the reduced production of one of the globin chains in the synthesis of hemoglobin (both parents must be carriers to produce a child with -thalassemia major). The major complication of chronic transfusion therapy is hemosiderosis. To prevent organ damage from too much iron in the blood, chelation drug therapy with deferoxamine (Desferal) is used. Deferoxamine is classified as an antidote for acute iron toxicity. Dalteparin is an anticoagulant used as prophylaxis for postoperative deep vein thrombosis. Meropenem is an antibiotic. Metoprolol is a blocker used to treat hypertension. 174. Anemia Sickle cell anemia is a group of diseases termed hemoglobinopathies, in which hemoglobin A is partly or...
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