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Question 1
Question: What are the diagnostic laboratory features of beta thalassaemia trait?

Answer: Hypochromic microcytic red blood cells, low normal Hb (MCH<27pg), HbA2 >3.5%.

Question 2
Question:What is the difference between thalassaemia major and intermedia?
Answer: This is a clinical distinction influenced by genetic factors. Thalassaemia major patients are transfusion dependent.
 Question 3
Question: What are the two broad categories of treatment for beta thalassaemia major?
Answer: Regular transfusion therapy and iron chelation therapy.

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