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Genetics Home Reference: Alpha thalassemia X-linked intellectual disability syndrome

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Alpha thalassemia X-linked intellectual disability syndrome is an inherited disorder that affects many parts of the body. This condition occurs almost exclusively in males.

Males with alpha thalassemia X-linked intellectual disability syndrome have intellectual disability and delayed development. Their speech is significantly delayed, and most never speak or sign more than a few words. Most affected children have weak muscle tone (hypotonia), which delays motor skills such as sitting, standing,...

Alpha thalassemia X-linked intellectual disability syndrome is an inherited disorder that affects many parts of the body. This condition occurs almost exclusively in males.

Males with alpha thalassemia X-linked intellectual disability...

FDA Approves Ferriprox (Deferiprone) to Treat Patients with Excess Iron in the Body

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FDA NEWS RELEASEFor Immediate Release: Oct. 14, 2011
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FDA approves Ferriprox to treat patients with excess iron in the body

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Ferriprox (deferiprone) to treat patients with iron overload due to blood transfusions in patients with thalassemia, a genetic blood disorder that causes anemia, who had an inadequate response to prior...