Beta Thalesemia Treatment

Treatment Thalassemia Major

Blood Transfusion: Hypertrasnfusion protocol. Washed packed cells or leucodepleted packed calls.

Chelation Therapy: Desferoxamine, Deferiprone, Deferasirox.

Monitoring and treatment of complications: Endocrine complications, cardiac complications, infections, Blood transfusion reaction all needs a life time heamo-vigilance to decrease the incidence of mortality and morbidity and ultimately improves the survival and quality of life.

Treatment modalities related to Thalassemia Intermedia

  • Non-Transfused Thalassemia intermedia (NTTI)
  • Transfusion dependent Thalassemia Intermedia (NTTI)

Non-Transfused Thalassemia intermedia (NTTI)

A baseline red blood cell phenotype should be obtained from patients, who should then be seen at a thalassemia center every three to six months, with attention to overall clinical well-being. Following parameters should be monitored: Growth and development, cardiopulmonary assessment, pulmonary hypertension, extramedullary hematopoiesis.

When to start regular transfusion in (NTTI):

  • On the basis of following parameters
  • Clinical and Lab Assessment
  • Symptomatic anemia
  • Poor school performance
  • Falling Growth velocity
  • Delayed puberty
  • Extramedullary hematopoiesis
  • Leg ulcers
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Thrombosis
  • Hypersplensim

When to plan splenectomy in (NTTI):

  • Massive splenomegaly
  • Hypersplenism or unable to receive transfusions

Transfusion dependent Thalassemia intermedia (TDTI)

  • Regular folic acid
  • Chelation if required
  • Regular echo
  • Growth and pubertal assessment
  • Transfusion if indicated
  • Extramedullary Haemopoiesis chest or spine .Radiation therapy if symptomatic.
  • Hydroxyurea
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Dr. Asim Qidwai is working as a special interest in Haemoglobinopathies and childhood cancers. Dr Asim Qidwai is a founder of AMTF Helping Blood disorder program Karachi, Pakistan.
Dr Asim Qidwai did his medical school in 1995 followed by a residency in pediatric medicine, cardiology haematology and oncology. He also completed his masters in Haemoglobinopathies from University College London Hospital. He is the first Pakistan physician who has completed this Master program in Haemoglobinopathies from University College London Hospital.
Dr Qidwai has developed Pakistan first structured program for haemoglobin disorder with a concept of Multidisciplinary team. Dr Qidwai is also a founder member of Children Cancer Hospital and international Bridging foundation.
Dr Asim Qidwai has been actively involved in various research projects and presented several papers in local and international meetings. Dr Asim Qidwai has a special interest in Haemoglobinopathies and his passion is to develop the best centre for children suffering from different kind of blood disorders free of cost.
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Presented by : Dr. Asim Qidwai (Founder & CEO - AMTF)
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