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How is thalassemia intermedia treated?

People with thalassemia intermedia may be treated with blood transfusions every now and then. Sometimes, they are given a vitamin called folic acid, if their body needs it. Folic acid helps make red blood cells (RBCs) more quickly, to replace the ones the spleen is removing. Treatments fix thalassemia-related anemia for a short time, but they don’t cure thalassemia.

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