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The thalassemias and other inherited disorders of hemoglobin are likely to remain a serious global health problem for the foreseeable future. Currently, they are most frequent in the tropical belt; an assessment of their true frequency and the likely cost of management for the governments of these countries will require a form of micromapping. Over recent years, there has been major progress toward better prevention and management of the thalassemias in richer countries; it is likely that, using the tools of molecular genetics, they will eventually be completely curable, although this is probably a long time in the future.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.hoc.2017.11.008

Type

Journal article

Journal

Hematol Oncol Clin North Am

Publication Date

04/2018

Volume

32

Pages

165 - 175

Keywords

Future control, Future frequency, Global frequency, Malaria, North/South partnerships, Thalassemia, Gene Expression Regulation, Global Health, Hemoglobins, Humans, Incidence, Population Surveillance, Prevalence, Risk Factors, Thalassemia