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Thalassemia: Causes, Types, and Treatments

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Which of the following is FALSE concerning Thalassemia?

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1. If you are missing one of the four alpha chain genes, then you are which type of alpha thalassemia?

2. Which type of alpha thalassemia is not survivable?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet are designed to help you assess what you know about the types of thalassemia and the terms used to describe them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The ability to recognize true statements about thalassemia
  • The term used to describe the type of alpha thalassemia in which one of four alpha chain genes are missing
  • The type of alpha thalassemia that is not survivable
  • What is true of Cooley's Anemia
  • Why iron chelation therapy is needed for thalassemia patients who are undergoing blood transfusions

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the types and symptoms of thalassemia
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the different types of thalassemias
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding treatments for thalassemia

Additional Learning

To learn more about this condition, review the accompanying lesson called Thalassemia: Causes, Types, and Treatments. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define hemoglobin and thalassemia
  • Compare the symptoms of thalassemia to those of anemia
  • Identify and provide details about the two types of thalassemia
  • Note the terms used to describe the kind of thalassemia one has based on how many genes are missing
  • Discuss the treatment options for thalassemia
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