dr hishamshah ibrahim institut pediatrik hospital

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KESAN TALASEMIA PADA
ANAK
DR HISHAMSHAH IBRAHIM
INSTITUT PEDIATRIK HOSPITAL KUALA LUMPUR
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
OF THALASSAEMIA PATIENT
At birth:
Child appears normal
3 – 18 months old:
He/she will slowly show signs of anaemia which
become severe
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
OF THALASSAEMIA PATIENT
As the child grows older:
He/she appears very pale and sickly
The child is often weak and restless
Severe anaemia can cause breathing difficulties
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
OF THALASSAEMIA PATIENT
Without adequate treatment the child will develop:
Distended abdomen due to enlargement of liver and spleen
Stunted growth
Changes in facial bone structures
Jaundice
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