Genetic counseling for thalassemia in Thailand: problems and solutions.

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Thalassemia, a hereditary anemia, has been a major public health problem in Thailand and Southeast Asia for decades, yet the prevalence of thalassemia in Thailand is not decreasing due to lack of awareness of this disease in Thai population, which implied that genetic counseling was a failure. We determined the problems and obstacles in thalassemia… (More)

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