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Cooley's Anemia, Beta Thalassemia Major


Cooley's anemia, also known as beta thalassemia major, is a severe genetic blood disorder characterized by a reduced production of hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. This leads to anemia, fatigue, and other complications. It is caused by mutations in the HBB gene, which provides instructions for making beta-globin, a component of hemoglobin.